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Trumbull, Douglas

(1942-2022) American cinematic special effects expert and film director. Originally he trained as an architect but while still at college switched his interest to graphic arts. After working with advertising agencies as a technical illustrator, he was hired by Graphic Films, a Hollywood company, to work on animated promotional films for NASA and the USAF. One of these films, the Cinerama Space Documentary To the Moon and Beyond (1964), was ...

Eddison, E R

(1882-1945) UK civil servant, author and scholar of Old Norse, whose first work of fiction and most famous single work, The Worm Ouroboros: A Romance (1922), is an erudite Heroic Fantasy written in a potently archaized English which plays off (but does not ape) the Jacobean style and matter of authors like John Webster (circa 1579-?1638), though the most direct influence on its actual structure may be H Rider ...

Daly, Wally K

(1940-2020) UK actor, playwright, mostly for Radio from the mid-1970s, and author. Several of his 38 radio plays are sf, including a BBC Radio 4 trilogy comprising Before the Screaming Begins (1978), The Silent Scream (1979) and With a Whimper to the Grave (1984). A novel of sf interest is a Doctor Who tie, Doctor Who: The Missing Episodes: The Ultimate Evil (1989). This was based ...

Weird Science

1. Comic (see Comics). Seminal Anthology comic book published by EC Comics from 1950 to 1953. The 22 issues of the series have returned to print dozens of times since their original publication, although they have not stood the test of time as strongly as other EC publications, such as Tales from the Crypt. Edited, often written and sometimes drawn by Al ...

Hall, Norman

(1904-?   ) Author whose single sf novel for Robert Hale Limited was Green Hailstones (1978). [DRL]

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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