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Locke, Richard Adams

(1800-1871) UK-born journalist, editor and customhouse official in later years, in the US from 1832, now universally regarded as author of the famous "Great Moon Hoax" (see also Scientific Hoax). Beginning on 21 August 1835, several issues of the New York Sun carried articles purporting to describe the inhabitants of the Moon and their environs, culminating on 30 August with a description of the "Temple of the Moon", where ...

Gröner, Augusta/Auguste

(1850-1929) Austrian author, who sometimes spelled her given name Auguste or August, in order to disguise her sex; of sf interest is Mene Tekel: eine seltsame Geschichte (1910; trans Grace Isabel Colbron as Mene Tekel: A Tale of Strange Happenings 1912), the only title in her Joseph Muller sequence of detective thrillers of fantastic interest, as Muller bird-dogs an expedition designed to show that some ancient tablets are fake through a device that recovers ...

Taboos

The Polynesian word "tabu", from which the English term is taken, was first recorded in 1777 by Captain James Cook (1728-1779) near the end of his last tour of the South Pacific on behalf of the expanding British empire; unsurprisingly perhaps, the word "taboo" was initially applied by early anthropologists to representative of other, exotic, "inferior" cultures: white civilization had evolved beyond taboo (see Evolution). Within that frame of application, the term ...

Doc Savage [magazine]

US hero-Pulp magazine, 181 issues March 1933-Summer 1949; standard pulp-size March 1933-December 1943, Digest-size January 1944-September/October 1948, reverted to pulp Winter 1948-Summer 1949. Monthly until February 1947, then four bimonthly issues, then quarterly from Winter 1948. Published by Street & Smith; edited by John Nanovic until November 1943, Charles ...

Sahakyants, Robert

(1950-2009) Armenian animator and director born in Azerbaijan; his family moved to Armenia in 1964. He studied at the Khachatur Abovyan Pedagogic Institute, though not often enough, being expelled for non-attendance in 1970; by then he had joined the Armenfilm studio as an animator. Sahakyants was appointed as a director in 1972, producing numerous cartoons. In 2008 he was made a People's Artist of the Republic of Armenia. His surname is sometimes spelt "Saakyants" ...

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 ...



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