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Marshall, James Scott

(?   -?   ) US author of a Utopia, The Planet Mars and its Inhabitants: A Psychic Revelation: by Iros Urides (a Martian) Written Down and Edited by J L Kennon (1922) as by Iros Urides [see also Checklist below], which in lightly fictionalized terms describes an ideal society on Mars, with advanced Technology and Transportation powered by electricity. Authorship of this text, which is copyright Mabel J McKean, has also been credited to J L Kennon. / Though it ...

Hatfield, Richard

(1853-?   ) US author of a Lost Race tale, Geyserland: Empiricisms in Social Reform: Being Data and Observations Recorded by the Late Mark Stubble, MD, PhD: (A Tentative Edition) (1908), which – via a seventeenth-century manuscript by Adam Mann [sic] discovered by the late Mark Stubble and conveyed to Hatfield – argues for a shifting of Earth's axis in 9262 BCE, which dooms various species to extinction, and traps the citizens of Geyserland in the Arctic near ...

McQuinn, Donald E

(1930-    ) US soldier and author whose first sf novel (his fifth overall), Warrior (1990), packs into its setting – a Ruined Earth America 500 years after the nation's nuclear destruction – almost every Cliché available to writers of barbarian-warrior novels: a variety of agon-based tribal societies; a woman-run church; a batch of twenty-first-century warriors freshly resurrected from Cryonic slumber and ready for a fight; an evil monarch bent on ...

Sci Fi Files, The

US tv mini-series (1997). The Sci Fi Channel. Produced by Peter Swain. Directed by Swain, and Chris Lethbridge. Narrator: Mark Hamill. Four 60-minute episodes. Colour. / This documentary mini-series examined the development of sf – chiefly in Cinema form – since the very early twentieth century, focusing initially on such films as Frankenstein (1931) and Metropolis (1926) and continuing through the serials of the 1930s to the 1950s. The sf cycle of films in the 1950s was covered ...

Terror in Meeple City

Board Game (2013). Repos Production. Designed by Antoine Bauza and Ludovic Maublanc. / Monsters are attacking Meeple City! They are roaring their terrible roars and baring their terrible teeth and eating everything in sight! Meeples everywhere are fleeing for their lives, but the hungry monsters have no remorse! / Terror in Meeple City is a dexterity game for 2-4 players, a lighthearted take on Monster Movies in board game form in which the players take the role of giant ...

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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