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Wehrstein, Karen

(1961-    ) Canadian author who began publishing work of genre interest with "O.R.3" in Shivers: Canadian Tales of the Supernatural (anth 1990) edited by Greg Ioannou and Lynne Missen. She has contributed three titles to Fifth Millenium, a Shared World fantasy sequence devised and controlled by S M Stirling (for titles see Checklist). [JC]

28 Days Later

1. Film (2002). DNA Films/British Film Council. Directed by Danny Boyle. Written by Alex Garland. Cast includes Megan Burns, Christopher Eccleston, Brendan Gleason, Naomie Harris, Noah Huntley, Stuart McQuarrie and Cillian Murphy. 113 minutes. Colour. / Prologue. Animal rights activists break into the Cambridge Primate Research Centre where they let loose a number of chimpanzees infected with a rage-inducing virus. Like Ebola, this transmits through personal contact (the whole of 28 Days ...

Saturday Evening Post

US weekly family magazine, and the foremost periodical, in the eyes of many, for representing the American way of life through its features and articles. Treated as a Slick magazine, it was never a formal slick in the sense of the hefty glossy women's magazines full of fashion and aimed at the women's market. It was a fairly thick tabloid that was often two-thirds advertisements and by 1948 had become the weekly reading matter of over 10% of America's adult population. It was regarded by ...

Grabien, Deborah

(1954-    ) US author. Her first novel, Woman of Fire (1988; vt Eyes in the Fire 1989), is fantasy. Her second novel is an historical romance with fantasy elements, the first of several (not listed below) that she has concentrated upon since the 1990s; they take their inspiration from folk ballads. Her third novel, the Post-Holocaust Plainsong (1990), is an unsentimental Pastoral tale about the arrival of a new Messiah in a plague-devastated land irradiated by typological ...

Hertzler, J G

(1950-    ) US actor, screenwriter and author. He played the Klingon General Martok (among other roles) in the Star Trek spinoff series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993-1999), and co-authored two series Ties featuring Martok: The Left Hand of Destiny, Book One (2003) and The Left Hand of Destiny, Book Two (2003), both with Jeffrey Lang. [DRL]

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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