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Winsor, Frederick

(1900-1958) US architect, anthologist and poet, the main author of The White House at Pooh Corner (performed 1938; 1938 chap) with Richard H Field, a mildly Satirical spoof play in verse on Politics in the years approaching World War Two. He is best known for the witty sf Parody Poetry assembled as The Space Child's Mother Goose (coll 1958 chap), the most sustained poem being a version of "This is the House that Jack Built" in which Cybernetics is evoked to demolish what looks very much like an ...

Brant, John Ira

(1872-1959) US inventor and author whose The New Regime: A. D. 2202 (1909) bases its vision of an international Utopia on the work of Edward Bellamy. Unusually, the "visitor" to this utopia is not a Sleeper Awakes figure but a contemporary man who has given himself Amnesia through Drug use, and must be reintroduced to his happy world. [JC]

Papadopoulos, George

(1928-    ) Greek author, of whom nothing is known beyond his publication of two sf novels, The Last Dynasty of the Angels (1998) and Breaking the Barriers of Time (1999), each translated by Charles Moore from unidentified originals. [JC]

Have Rocket, Will Travel

Film (1959). Columbia. Directed by David Lowell Rich. Written by Raphael Hayes. Cast includes Anna-Lisa, Robert Colbert, Jerome Cowan, Joe DeRita, Larry Fine, Moe Howard and Don Lamond. 76 minutes. Black and white. / The Three Stooges – Moe (Howard), Larry (Fine) and Curly Joe (DeRita) – are janitors working for a space programme that has had a series of unsuccessful flights. The problem seems to be the fuel mixture, which means that the programme might be cancelled and chief ...


UK slim Digest-size magazine. One issue, Winter 1946. Published by Outlands Publications, Liverpool; edited by Leslie J Johnson. An abortive Semiprozine of undistinguished fiction, subtitled "A Magazine for Adventurous Minds", Outlands included stories by John Russell Fearn and Sydney J Bounds (his first published story, "Strange Portrait"). A second issue was compiled but never published. [MJE/FHP/MA] links / Galactic Central illustrated checklist

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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