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Monsters and Imagi-Movies

US letter-size perfect-bound Media Magazine printed on newsprint-quality paper. Publisher: New Media Publications. Editor: Forrest J Ackerman. One undated but numbered issue, 1985. / One of Ackerman's several unsuccessful efforts to return to publishing in the vein of Famous Monsters of Filmland between the end of the original run in 1983 and its first revival in 1993, Monsters and Imagi-Movies seems intended as a companion to FJA's Monsterland, which Ackerman was editing at the time. The ...

Leonard, Paul

Working name of UK author Paul J Leonard Hinder (1961-    ), who has also published as P J L Hinder, though his output of Ties for the Doctor Who universe has appeared exclusively under his working name, beginning with Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures: Venusian Lullaby (1994). These novels, which Leonard has declared were much influenced by the example of Jim Mortimore's Doctor Who tales, tend to greater emotional extremity than usual in this universe, though the ...

Rositzke, Harry A

(1911-2002) US CIA agent 1947-1970 whose professional focus on the USSR generated (post-retirement) nonfiction studies of interest, including The KGB: The Eyes of Russia (1980). Of sf interest is Left On!: The Glorious Bourgeois Cultural Revolution (1973) which describes guardedly the establishment of a Near Future populist Utopia in America. [JC]

Lambert, Derek

(1929-2001) UK journalist and author who specialized in political thrillers, and, writing as Richard Falkirk, in the nonfantastic Bow Street Runner sequence of proto-policiers set in the early nineteenth century. He is of sf interest for The Memory Man (1979) whose protagonist, after coming to life after death (see Reincarnation), feels he has found a land to explore; and for The Red Dove (1982), a Near Future Technothriller about the defection of a Russian cosmonaut to the United States. ...

Templeton, Charles

(1915-2001) Canadian newspaper editor, evangelist, broadcaster and author whose novels of sf interest were written long after he had lost his Christian faith. In Act of God (1977) the skeleton of Jesus of Nazareth is found, a discovery which disrupts the world's Christian Religions. A Near Future Utopia is falteringly created in World of One (1988), with evangelism exercising a malign influence. [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 and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...



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