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Masters of Horror

US tv series (2006-2008). Production companies include IDT Entertainment, Industry Entertainment and Nice Guy Productions for Showtime. Created by Mick Garris. Executive producers include Keith Addis, Morris Berger and Mick Garris. Directors include Joe Dante, Stuart Gordon, Tobe Hooper and Lucky McKee. Writers include Stuart Gordon, Sam Hamm, Sean Hood and Richard Christian Matheson. ...

Whittaker, Frederick

(1838-1889) UK-born author, in USA from 1850; perhaps best known for The Complete Biography of George Armstrong Custer (1876 2vols), which was adulatory. Of his Dime-Novel SF, The Grizzly-Hunters; Or, the Navahoe Captives: A Tale of the Lost City of the Sierras (1871) is a Lost Race tale set in a secret City, which turns out to be inhabited by Aztecs; the two white ...

Grant, Mark

A House Name used by David Bischoff, Bruce King and Tim Sullivan for the Mutants Amok sequence opening with Mutants Amok (1991). Bischoff and Sullivan wrote #1-#4 in collaboration; King wrote #5 solo. [JC]

Moore-Bentley, Mary Anne

(1865-1953) Australian author, who may also have been known under what was presumably her married name, Mrs H H Ling; of sf interest is A Woman of Mars; Or, Australia's Enfranchised Woman (1901), which is set, perhaps rather obscurely, on Mars, where a Feminist Utopia flourishes. [JC] see also: Australia. /

Julian, Harry

Pseudonym of the unidentified author (?   -?   ), presumably US, of Aliunde; Or, Love Ventures (1877 anonymous; vt Love Ventures: A Novel Within an Affidavit 1888), a Lost Race tale set on a South Pacific Island whose inhabitants clearly descend from a higher state of civilization "from another place". [JC]

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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