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Laverty, Donald

Pseudonym used by James Blish and Damon Knight in collaboration, for the single story "No Winter, No Summer" (October 1948 Thrilling Wonder). [JC] links / Internet Speculative Fiction Database

Greer, Tom

Working name of Irish surgeon Thomas Greer (1846/1847-1904) for his writing; he lived in the UK from about 1880. In his A Modern Daedalus (1885) an Irish lad invents a one-man flying device (see Inventions; Transportation) which straps to the shoulders. The UK Government attempts to persuade him to use it against Ireland. Though he longs simply for peace, UK military action forces him onto the side of the ...

Chilson, Rob

Working name of US author Robert Dean Chilson (1945-    ). His first sf story was "The Mind Reader" in Analog for June 1968. Of his novels, which generally fail to step beyond the routine, As the Curtain Falls (1974) is a Far-Future adventure with some highly coloured moments, The Star-Crowned Kings (1975) is a Space Opera about a member of a subject race ...

Timeslip [tv]

UK tv series (1970-1971). Associated Television (ATV). Created by James Boswell and Ruth Boswell. Produced by John Cooper. Directed primarily by Peter Jefferies, with John Cooper, David Foster and Ron Francis. Written by James Boswell, Ruth Boswell, Victor Pemberton and Bruce Stewart (19 episodes). Cast included Spencer Banks, Derek Benfield, Cheryl Burfield, Iain Fairbairn, Mary Preston, Denis Quilley and Iris ...

Druillet, Philippe

(1944-    ) Innovative French artist with an epic imagination and an astringent pen-line style who cofounded with Moebius (Jean Giraud) and others the publishing company Les Humanöides Associés and the imaginative graphic-fiction magazine Métal Hurlant in 1975; much of the contents of the latter have been published in English in the US magazine Heavy Metal. / ...

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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