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Holland, Stephen

(1962-    ) UK bibliographer and critic who has also scripted some Comics, including a 1989 story for The Cursed Land and a 1990 story for Computer Killer. His main work has been in the almost infinitely perplexing field of post-World War Two UK paperback publishers and authors, and he has done much to clarify the two decades after 1945, a period rife with pseudonymous titles, ephemeral publications, fly-by-night publishers and reticent authors. His bibliographical studies, ...

Hendrix, Howard V

(1959-    ) US academic and author who began publishing work of genre interest with "In the Smoke" (in L Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Vol 2, anth 1986, ed Algis Budrys); other early work was assembled in Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3 (coll 1990 chap). After an academic study of medieval and Renaissance texts that invoke visions of last things, The Ecstasy of Catastrophe: Apocalyptic Literature from Langland to Milton (1990 Switzerland), Hendrix came to broader ...

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

US tv series (1993-1997). December 3rd Productions/Warner Bros. Developed for television by Deborah Joy LeVine. Executive producers David Jacobs, Robert Singer; co-executive producers Deborah Joy LeVine, Jim Crocker; coproduced by Philip J Sgriucia, Jim Michaels, John McNamara; supervising producers Randall Zisk, Tony Blake & Paul Jackson. Writers include Crocker, Bryce Zabel, Robert Killebrew, Thania St John, Dan Levine. Directors include Zisk, Gene Reynolds, Mark Sobel, Robert Singer, ...

Anderson, Bob

(?   -    ) US Air Force veteran (retired 2006 after long service) who joined Sharon Ahern to continue the Survivalist sequence of Post-Holocaust Survivalist Fiction initiated by Jerry Ahern (whom see for details), also still given collaborative credit. The first of these continuation novels is The Survivalist #30: The Inheritors of Earth (2013) with Jerry Ahern and Sharon Ahern. [DRL]

Augustinus

Pseudonym of unknown UK author (?   -?   ) whose two sf novels – Two Brothers: A Story of the Twentieth Century (1898) and Paul Rees: A Story of the Coming Reformation (1899) – are designed as religious propaganda; in both cases, saintly Catholics successfully oppose spiritualism and the spirit of untoward rebelliousness. In the second, set in 1905, a heathen UK is defeated by an Invention at the hands of the French: faith is restored. [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 and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...



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