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Home-Gall, William Benjamin

(1861-1933) Hong Kong-born author, in UK from early childhood, much of whose work was written for Boys' Papers, including several sf tales as by Reginald Wray, a typical title being The Hidden World (29 May-12 June 1915 Boys' Friend; 1920 chap). Beyond the Northern Lights: Tale of Stange Adventure in Unknown Seas (1903) as by Reginald Wray is a Lost-World tale set near the North Pole; Under the Southern Cross (1912) carries very similar protagonists in fantastic mysteries in Brazil and ...

Blythe, Daniel

(1969-    ) UK author whose various works include The Encyclopedia of Classics 80s Pop (2002), and who is of sf interest for two Doctor Who ties, Doctor Who: The New Adventures: The Dimension Riders (1993) and Doctor Who: The New Adventures: Infinite Requiem (1995), which come close to the temporary end of the long series of Seventh Doctor tie-ins and feature a Doctor with grave thoughts; there are touches of horror. [JC]

Jones, Claude P

(1870-1945) US physician and author of a Near Future adventure, Banduk Jaldi Banduk! (Quick My Rifle!) (1907; vt The Countersign: A Story of Tibet 1909) with A L Sykes, whose American-born heroine, believing herself to be a reincarnation of Kubla Khan, frees Tibet from China with the help of an amorous American who arrives by Balloon. [JC]

Moffatt, James

(1922-1993) Canadian-born UK author who wrote at least 290 novels in several genres under at least forty-five pseudonyms, including the Hank Janson House Name (though no Janson sf titles) and Richard Allen, a personal pseudonym for the non-sf Skin books. In the 1960s he wrote the first chapter of a novel which, when taken over by Michael Moorcock according to a practice very common in UK pulp publishing, became Somewhere in the Night (1966) as by Moorcock alone. Moffatt's sf novels under his ...


US tv series (1997-1998; vt Project Sleepwalker). Columbia TriStar Television for the NBC-TV network. Created by David S Goyer and Stephen Kronish. Executive producer: Goyer. Directors included Lee Bonner, William Malone, David Nutter and Kristoffer Tabori. Writers included Sara B Charno, Stephen Gaghan, Jonathan Robert Kaplan and David A Weinstein. Cast includes Abraham Benrubi, Bruce Greenwood, Jeffrey D Sams, and Naomi Watts. Nine 60-minute episodes. Colour. / Dr Nathan Bradford ...

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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