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Terrin, Peter

(1968-    ) Belgian author whose second novel, Blanco ["Blank"] (2003), depicts a disintegrative relationship between a father and son after the former has lost his wife, couched in terms that have evoked comparison to Franz Kafka. Of sf interest is his fourth novel, De Bewaker (2009; trans David Colmer as The Guard 2012), set in an Underground parking lot occupied by ...

Curval, Philippe

Pseudonym used by French author and journalist Philippe Tronche (1929-    ). Curval has since the 1950s been associated with the growth of sf in France as bookseller, magazine editor, photographer, chronicler and author. He is a fine stylist whose work, though often they are couched as Satires, is exemplified by a sensual, poetic mood and great affection for his characters. He has written over thirty stories, the first appearing in 1955. ...

Stowaway

Film (2021). Netflix presents an Augenschein Filmproduktion, MMC Movies, Phiphen Pictures, RISE PICTURES, RainMaker Films, Stage 6 Films and XYZ Films production in association with Yale Productions and Black Canopy Films. Directed by Joe Penna. Written by Penna with Ryan Morrison. Cast includes Shamier Anderson, Toni Collette, Daniel Dae Kim and Anna Kendrick. 116 minutes. Colour. / A Spacesuit Film in which a ...

Etheridge, Rutledge

(1949-2017) US author who served in the US Navy on nuclear submarines; his first professional sale, at the age of seven, was a poem for Look magazine in 1956. He is of sf interest for two energetic adventure series: the Duelist sequence, beginning with Legend of the Duelist (1993), which is Military SF featuring bounty hunters who plan to exploit an outbreak of interstellar War; and the Agent sequence, ...

Murray, Will

Working name of US author William Patrick Murray (1953-    ), who has shown an interest throughout his career in pulp Superheroes like Doc Savage, about which figure he wrote the nonfiction Secrets of Doc Savage (1981 chap); as Kenneth Robeson he began a new sequence of Doc Savage adventures comprising Python Isle (1991), White Eyes ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos ...



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