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Lee, Robert C

(1931-2016) US author of works for children and for the Young Adult market, some of this work hovering in the post facto gap between these categories. The Mike Glenn series is for a relatively young audience, while some of his work addresses older readers, often utilizing Time Travel: in Once Upon Another Time (1972), an adult is cast back to the age of fifteen, where he becomes involved in World War Two; or Timequake (1982), whose protagonists, displaced by an earthquake forward through time, ...

Scientifiction [fanzine]

1. UK Fanzine published by Walter Gillings from Ilford, Essex, subtitled "The British Fantasy Review". Seven issues, January 1937 to March 1938. Typeset; 5½ x 8½ in. / Scientifiction is sometimes misnamed The British Scientifiction Fantasy Review owing to a front-cover design conceit that wrapped the subtitle around the larger print of the main title; the subtitle appears below on the title page and internal running heads read "Scientifiction" only. The contents comprised sf- ...

Cavendish, Margaret

(1623-1673) UK playwright, poet and author, much of whose life shared the turbulence of her times, who died as Duchess of Newcastle upon Tyne. At a time when books by women were mostly pseudonymous or appeared in pirated editions, she was one of the first British women to write and publish professionally under her own name. / Born Margaret Lucas, the youngest child of Royalist and Catholic landholders, she received no formal education but was a lady-in-waiting to Charles I's Queen, ...

Johnson, Owen

(1878-1952) US author in various genres, most of his work being Young Adult novels such as the Lawrenceville sequence, which focuses on school life; the best-known of these titles is The Varmint (1910). The protagonist of The Coming of the Amazons: A Satiristic Speculation on the Scientific Future of Civilization (1931) finds, on awakening in 2181 CE from Suspended Animation, that women rule and that a simple sex-role reversal between the sexes (see Gender) is enough to account for (to him) ...

Dead Zone, The

Film (1983). Dino De Laurentiis Company, Lorimar Film Entertainment. Directed by David Cronenberg. Written by Jeffrey Boam, based on The Dead Zone (1979) by Stephen King. Cast includes Brooke Adams, Jackie Burroughs, Nicholas Campbell, Simon Craig, Colleen Dewhurst, Géza Kovács, Herbert Lom, Martin Sheen, Tom Skerritt, Sean Sullivan, Christopher Walken and Anthony Zerbe. 103 minutes. Colour. / The Dead Zone is Stephen King's first tale set in and around the imaginary inland ...

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 and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...



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