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Alexander, Thea Plym

(1936-    ) US author of 2150: "The Macro Love Story" (1971 as by Don and Thea Plym; exp vt 2150 A.D. as by Thea Alexander 1976), in which a pacific vegetarian Utopia is promulgated on the lines also laid down in the original authors' A Macro Philosophy for the Aquarian Age (1971); she was listed as solo author of the similar The Prophetess: Conversations with Rama. Book Four of the How to Develop series (1972). [JC]

Ditmar Award

The Australian SF Awards, familiarly known as the Ditmars, were first given in 1969 and are presented in various categories for sf, fantasy and horror-related work by Australians. Voting resembles the system used for the Hugos but is associated with membership of the annual Australian National Convention ("Natcon") rather than the Worldcon. There have been many category changes over the years, some controversial (like the discontinuing of the International Fiction award since 1989, making the ...

Simmons, Geoffrey

(1943-    ) US medical doctor and author whose first novel, The Z Papers (1976), is a Technothriller about an undiagnosable toxin; his first sf novel proper, The Adam Experiment (1978), set in a laboratory on an orbital Space Station, features an experiment in human procreation which runs up against the fact that Aliens have been monitoring Homo sapiens and will not permit us to breed off-planet. Pandemic (1980) is a medical Technothriller; Murdock (1983), a heavily plotted ...

Four-Sided Triangle

Film (1952). Hammer. Directed by Terence Fisher. Written by Paul Tabori, Fisher, based on The Four-Sided Triangle (November 1939 Amazing as "The 4-Sided Triangle"; exp 1949) by William F Temple. Cast includes Stephen Murray, Barbara Payton and John Van Eyssen. 81 minutes, cut to 71 minutes. Black and white. / A scientist builds a Matter-Duplication machine capable of duplicating human beings. He duplicates the woman he loves but who is in love with another man, only to have the duplicate, ...

Randall, Marta

(1948-    ) Mexican-born editor and author, in US from infancy, who has taught in several sf writing workshops and served in Science Fiction Writers of America as vice-president 1981-1982 and president 1982-1984. She began publishing sf with "Smack Run" in New Worlds 5 (anth 1973 ed Michael Moorcock) as Marta Bergstresser, her then married name, used only on this one occasion. Her stories since then have not been frequent, but are almost always of high quality, tightly and ...

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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