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Long, Charles R

(1904-1978) US author whose two routine sf novels are Infinite Brain (1957) and The Eternal Man (1964). Both are filled with action, the first on a distant planet, the second on an Earth where Immortality is shared by both humans and Aliens. [JC]

Bartlett, Frederick Orin

(1876-1945) US author of several adventure novels, whose The Web of the Golden Spider (1909) is a Lost Race tale set in the Andes, where treasure and its guardians are soon discovered. [JC]

Shimerman, Armin

(1949-    ) US actor and author, best known in the former capacity for his role as the Ferengi bartender named Quark in the Television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993-1999); his first novel, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The 34th Rule (1999) with David R George III, is based on Quark. His Merchant Prince sequence beginning with The Merchant Prince (2000) with Michael Scott (1959-    ) features John Dee who, rescued from prison and placed in ...


Letter-size saddle-stapled Cinema magazine. Printed on newsprint-quality paper until #127 and on glossy paper thereafter. Publisher and editor: Michael Stein. 1986-current. / One of the best sf and Horror Media Magazines of the later twentieth century, Filmfax has enjoyed a long run due in large part to high-quality content. Coverage has included vintage sf films such as The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), Metropolis (1926) and This Island Earth (1955), plus considerable material on ...

Chepaitis, B A

(1957-    ) US author whose Jaguar Addams sequence beginning with The Fear Principle (1998), a Space Opera set initially on a Prison satellite where the protagonist Jaguar Addams uses her Telepathic powers in attempts to cure inmates, some of whom are psychotic, some obsessed by Religion. Later volumes of the sequence, some set back on Earth, become complicated with romance elements and the murder of at least one family member. Children of the Land (2014), a singleton, which ...

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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