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Thomas, Lex

Joint pseudonym of US authors Lex Hrabe (?   -    ), who is also an actor, and Thomas Voorhies (?   -    ), who is also a painter, a profession that predates his writing work. Their Young Adult Quarantine sequence beginning with Quarantine: The Loners (2012) depicts – with considerable violence – existence in a high school after a virus, which kills adults but which teenagers can carry unscathed, necessitates a ...

Xero

US Fanzine (1960-1963), edited from New York by Dick (Richard) Lupoff and Pat Lupoff. Ten issues at irregular intervals, dated 1960 to May 1963. / Large and attractively produced, with illustrations by Roy G Krenkel, Eddie Jones and others, Xero was particularly well known for its articles on Comics, notably the series All in Color for a Dime by Dick Lupoff, Jim Harmon, Ted White and others. Together with new pieces by Harlan Ellison and Ron Goulart, these articles were published as All in ...

Abre Los Ojos

Film (1997; vt Open Your Eyes). Directed by Alejandro Amenábar. Written by Amenábar & Mateo Gil. Cast includes Penélope Cruz, Chete Lera, Fele Martinez, Najwa Nimri and Eduardo Noriega. 117 minutes. Colour. / Playboy César's discarded girlfriend Nuria (Nimri) takes revenge by crashing their car, killing herself and leaves César (Noriega) facially disfigured; his unravelling life seems briefly repaired by his new love Sofía (Cruz) and a suddenly ...

Traveller

Role Playing Game (1977). Game Designers' Workshop (GDW). Designed by Marc Miller. / Traveller is the most commercially successful science fiction Role Playing Game to date, as well as one of the first. The game was developed in an unusual way; after the publication of the initial rules and supplements, much additional work was done by other companies such as FASA and Gamelords, operating under licenses from Game Designers' Workshop which gave them the right to develop particular sectors of ...

Scoggins, C E

(1888-1955) Mexican-born author, of American parents, in USA from an early age. Most of his work consists of adventure tales; of sf interest is the Colin O'Leary sequence comprising The House of Dawn (17 February-24 March 1934 Saturday Evening Post; 1935) fertile in the Amazonian hinterland, drain lake and find relics of a strange race and Lost Road (1941); in the first, O'Leary discovers an artificial lake far up the Amazon River which, when drained, reveals relics of a Lost Race, and in the ...

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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