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Erskine, George

(?   -    ) Author known only for co-writing the Counter Force sf tales for Young Adult readers, Beware the Tektrons (1988) and Find the Tektrons (1988), both with Ian Cameron [whom see for details]. [DRL]

Grahame-White, Claude

(1879-1959) UK aviator, aircraft manufacturer and author of two sf juveniles with Harry Harper: The Air-King's Treasure (1913) and The Invisible War-Plane: A Tale of Air Adventure in the Great Campaign (1915). In the latter an Airship is concealed by paint which (it is claimed) neither absorbs nor reflects light. The Aeroplane: Past, Present, and Future (anth 1911) with Harry ...

Rouch, James

Possible pseudonym of unidentified UK author (?   -    ) of the Zone sequence of Military SF adventures set well into World War Three, beginning with The Zone #1: Hard Target (1980) and ending with The Zone #10: Death March (2007 ebook). In a radioactive strip of German territory known as the Zone, an elite combat unit tries to survive. [JC]

McAllister, Bruce

(1946-    ) US academic, editor and author, director of the creative-writing programme at the University of Redlands, California, and Professor of English there from 1983 until his retirement in 1997. He has written at least 140 stories since starting to publish work of genre interest with The Faces Outside (July 1963 If; 2020 ebook), which after many years was assembled, along with a representative sample of his short work, as ...

Son of Kong

Film (1933). RKO. Directed by Ernest B Schoedsack. Written by Ruth Rose. Cast includes Robert Armstrong, Noble Johnson, Helen Mack and Frank Reicher. 70 minutes. Black and white. / This film was made immediately after King Kong (1933) as a small-scale sequel. The hero returns to Skull Island and discovers Kong's son "Little Kong", a 20ft (6m) white ape with all the characteristics of a friendly puppy. Various prehistoric ...

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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