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Horwood, William

(1944-    ) UK author best-known for the Duncton Chronicles, a double sequence of Animal Fantasies, Duncton Wood beginning with Duncton Wood (1980) and The Book of Silence beginning with Duncton Tales (1991). Set in rural England near Oxford, and telling the saga through many generations of a complex culture of moles, the sequence has some resemblance to Richard Adams's Watership Down (1972): the two are similar in their versimilitudinous settings, the sense of the ...

Holden, Richard Cort

(1918-1984) US author, whose family was closely involved with Robert Frost (1874-1963), in whose sf novel, Snow Fury (1955), a scientist's experiments in Weather Control cause a Disaster in New England; the ultimate source of the problem may be an Alien lifeform. [JC]

Pelton, Guy Cathcart

(1887-1965) Canadian-born author, in the US from 1923; his sf novella, An Atomic Visitor (1946 chap), is about an Alien from Venus who comes to Earth, and leaves. [JC]

Warren, George

(1934-2009) US author of a Tie to the Nick Carter universe (see Nick Carter), The Doomsday Spore (1979), whose Technothriller elements are pointed to in the title. Dominant Species (1979) is a Space Opera set on the fringes of a threatened Galactic Empire, one of whose colony planets has been invaded by repellent worm-like Aliens. [JC]

Green Hornet, The

1. US tv series (1966-1967). Greenway Productions/20th Century Fox Television for ABC-TV. Characters created by George W Trendle, Fran Striker for the 1936 Radio drama version. Executive Producer: Charles B Fitzsimons. Producers: Richard M Bluel, Stanley Shpetner. Directors included William Beaudine, James Komack, Leslie H Martinson. Writers included Lorenzo Semple Jr, Paul Dubov, Sheldon Stark. Cast includes Walter Brooke, Lloyd Gough (Mike Axford), Bruce Lee, Wende Wagner and Van Williams. ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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