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Redd, David

(1946-    ) Welsh author, exclusively of short fiction, who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Way to London Town" in New Worlds for July 1966. Never prolific, he has published something over three dozen stories in SF Magazines and Original Anthologies from 1966 to 2018. Two have appeared in translation as by David Reed, an error rather than an intended pseudonym. Notable stories include "The House on Hollow Mountain" (May 1982 F&SF), a tale of benevolent ...

Modernism in SF

The advent of Modernism as a literary movement went unremarked at the time, and when that time was remains a matter of debate; for a discussion of the dating and significance of Modernism in Latin America, see that entry. Certainly a break with the realistic fiction of the Victorian era, analytical in manner and unitary in form, was evident by the 1890s in, for example, the middle work of Henry James (1843-1916) and August Strindberg (1849-1912) and in the prose and poetry of Stephen Crane ...

Howgego, Raymond John

(1946-    ) UK traveller and author whose studies of explorations and excursions have culminated in the Encyclopedia of Exploration sequence beginning with Encyclopedia of Exploration to 1800 (2003), with 5,000+ entries in 4,000,000 words. The scope of the final volume of the series is revealed in its full title, Encyclopedia of Exploration: Invented and Apocryphal Narratives of Travel: A Comprehensive Guide to Invented, Imaginary, Apocryphal and Plagiarized Narratives of ...

Willis, Meredith Sue

(1946-    ) US author active since the early 1990s, much of her work being nonfiction about the art of writing. Of some sf interest is the Young Adult tale The City Built of Starships (2005), whose young Ecologically-sound protagonist confronts old-guard remnants of the expedition which has attempted to colonize (see Colonization of Other Worlds) the beleaguered planet she hopes to save, along with its sentient inhabitants. [JC]

Lost in Space

1. US tv series (1965-1968). An Irwin Allen Production in association with Van Bernard Productions for Twentieth Century Fox Television/CBS. Created by Irwin Allen, also executive producer. Story consultant Anthony Wilson. Writers included Peter Packer, William Welch, Bob and Wanda Duncan, Carey Wilbur, Barney Slater. Directors included Harry Harris, Sutton Roley, Nathan Juran, Don Richardson, Sobey Martin. Cast includes Angela Cartwright, Mark Goddard, Jonathan Harris, Marta Kristen, June ...

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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