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Corman, Roger

(1926-2024) US film-maker, a number of whose films are sf. Born in Los Angeles, he graduated in engineering from Stanford University in 1947, and spent a period in the US Navy and a term at Oxford University before going to Hollywood, where he began to write screenplays; his first sale was Highway Dragnet (1954), a picture he coproduced. He soon formed his own company and launched his spectacularly low-budget career. From 1956 he was regularly associated with ...

Bosse, Malcolm

(1926-2002) US author of novels for adult and Young Adult readerships, best known for The Warlord (1983) which, like most of his work, is an historical fiction. Of genre interest are Cave Beyond Time (1980), whose orphaned, 15-year-old protagonist Time Travels from an Arizona archaeological dig to three different ancient eras, where he undergoes rites of passage into acceptance of his maturing self; and ...

Truth Quotient, The

Performance (2013; vt This Rough Magic). Written by Richard Manly; directed by Eric Parness; produced by Resonance Ensemble; featuring Jarel Davidow, Angelina Fiordellisi, Meredith Howard, Brian Tom O'Connor, Shaun Bennet Wilson and Maxwell Zener. Samuel Beckett Theatre, New York City, 9 January 2013. / In Richard Manly's The Truth Quotient, what is real and what is true come to the fore in the story of billionaire entrepreneur David (Davidow). David has purchased ...

Linaweaver, Brad

(1952-2019) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "The Competitor" for Fantastic in July 1980, and who came to general notice with his first novel, Moon of Ice (March 1982 Amazing; exp 1988), set in an Alternate History where a Nazi-controlled Europe (see Hitler Wins) and a freedom-loving USA confront each other in a nuclear ...

Miklowitz, Gloria D

(1927-2015) US author of work for the Young Adult market; the After the Bomb Holocaust sequence, comprising After the Bomb (1985) and After the Bomb: Week One (1987), is set in the immediate aftermath of a nuclear attack on Los Angeles (see California), and focuses on techniques of immediate survival. Ghastly Ghostly Riddles (coll 1977 chap) is a ...

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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