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US tv film, (1972). Tomorrow Entertainment/ABC Television network. Directed by B W L Norton. Scripted by Steven Karpf and Elinor Karpf. Gargoyles designed by Stan Winston. Cast: Cornell Wilde, Jennifer Salt, Bernie Casey, Woody Chambliss, Scott Glenn. 74 minutes. Colour. / Anthropologist Mercer Boley (Wilde) and daughter Diana Boley (Salt) make a side trip to visit roadside curio-shop owner Uncle Willie (Chambliss) who has seen Boley on a talk show claims to possess something the ...

Cold Equations, The

Made-for-tv film (1996). USA Pictures/Alliance Communications Corporation/Chanticleer Films. Produced by Yoram Barzilai and Jana Sue Memel. Directed by Peter Geiger. Written by Stephen Berger, Geiger and Norman Plotkin, based on "The Cold Equations" (August 1954 Astounding) by Tom Godwin. Cast includes Billy Campbell (as Bill Campbell), Poppy Montgomery and William R Moses. 92 minutes. Colour. / Sometime in the future, ...

Rossetto, Louis Jr

(1949-    ) US author of Take-over: A Speculative and Otherwise Utterly Fictional Account of How Richard Milhous Nixon Will Usurp the Power of his Office, Take Over the Country, and Commit Other Heinous and Nasty Acts (1974), a very Near Future Satire that was clearly overtaken by events. [JC]

Fairman, Henry Clay

(1848-1899) US lawyer, editor and author whose Lost World novel, The Third World: A Tale of Love and Strange Adventure (21 April-October [or later] 1894 The Sunny South; 1895) oddly (though crudely) prefigures Dan Simmons's The Terror (2007) in depicting the rescue by an Eskimo of the last survivor of the John Franklin expedition (circa 1850), who then finds a 150 mile passage into a ...

Lipsyte, Sam

(1968-    ) US academic and author, son of Robert Lipsyte; known for the surging, gonzo, phosphorescent thrust of nonfantastic novels like The Ask (2010), whose targets include a highly Satirical portrait of finance influence and corruption at an American university. He is of sf interest for Hark (2019), set in a Near Future world raddled by the ...

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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