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Valdes Greenwood, David

(1967-    ) US journalist, playwright and author known for nonfiction on gay issues (see Sex). His Young Adult sf novel, Spin Me Right Around (2022) as David Valdes, explicitly reiterates some of the basic Time Travel structure of the film Back to the Future (1985) directed by Robert Zemeckis; ...

Price, Robert M

(1954-    ) US author and editor long associated with the Cthulhu Mythos. He edited the magazine Crypt of Cthulhu from 1981 to 2022 and began to publish his own Mythos fiction with "The Derleth Horror" in Crypt of Cthulhu #6 dated St John's Eve 1982. He was also editor of many Mythos-related Anthologies beginning with Tales of the Lovecraft Mythos (anth 1992); most of these, ...

Hennessey, John David

(1847-1935) UK-born Australian minister and author, two of whose books are of sf interest: in An Australian Bush Track (1896; vt The Bush Track: A Story of the Australian Bush 1913) an ancient Lost Race of exiles from Asia are discovered in the outback of Australia, where they inhabit a kind of Lemuria called Zoo-Zoo land after a giant snake; The Lost Identity (1897) is fantasy. [JC]

House of Hammer, The

UK small Bedsheet-size Cinema magazine printed on newsprint. Published first by G D B Limited, then Top Sellers Limited. Editor: Dez Skinn. 24 issues, 1976 to 1978. / The best-selling UK Monster Movies magazine of its day, The House of Hammer was attractively produced, with Brian Lewis covers for most of Volume One; further featured artists were Brian ...

Duble, Kathleen Benner

(1958-    ) US author for Young Adult audiences, whose only book of strong sf interest is her first, Bridging Beyond (2002), in which "genetic memories" generated by her great-grandmother afflict a teenage girl. [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 ...

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