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Star Trek: The Animated Series

US animated tv series (1973-1974; original title Star Trek; vt The Animated Adventures of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek). Filmation Associates, Norway Productions, Paramount Television. Creator and executive consultant Gene Roddenberry. Story editor and associate producer D C Fontana. Directed by Bill Reed and Hal Sutherland. Writers include D C Fontana, David Gerrold, Stephen Kandel, Walter Koenig, Chuck Menville, Larry Niven and Howard Weinstein. Voice cast includes Majel Barrett, James ...

Morton, H V

(1892-1979) UK journalist from 1910 and author, in South Africa from 1947; best known for his many travel books, beginning with The Heart of London (1926). He is of sf interest for I, James Blunt (1942 chap), a Hitler Wins tale set in the near Near Future, and comprising the eponym's extremely grim diary in which he recounts the consequences of the German Invasion of England. [JC]

Rountree, Josh

(1973-    ) US author who sometimes writes under his full name Joshua Rountree, and who began to publish work of genre interest with "Fool's Tile" in Glyph for 15 December 2002. Much of his early work was assembled as Can't Buy Me Faded Love (coll 2007), with several tales placing various popular singer-songwriters and rock'n'roll performers into Alternate History worlds, rather after the fashion of Howard Waldrop, who introduced this volume. His second collection, Fantastic ...

Wessells, Henry

(1960-    ) US antiquarian bookseller, editor, small press publisher and author who began to publish sf outside the genre with "Virtual Wisdom" for Exquisite Corpse in 1992, a literary journal edited by Andrei Codrescu, and within the genre with "From This Swamp" in The Starry Wisdom (anth 1994) edited by D M Mitchell. In 1993, he encountered the work of Avram Davidson and began to compile bibliographical information relating to Davidson, whom Wessells never met. His lists ...

Quatermass II

1. UK tv serial (1955). BBC TV. Produced and directed by Rudolph Cartier. Written Nigel Kneale. Cast includes Monica Grey, Hugh Griffith, John Robinson and John Stone. Six 35-minute episodes. Black and white. / The sudden death of Reginald Tate, who played the lead in The Quatermass Experiment, may account for some of the visible discomfort exuded by John Robinson, who replaced him at the last moment. The story here is very similar to that of the film version (for details of which see ...

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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