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Iggulden, John

(1917-2010) Australian businessman, anthologist and author whose sf contribution is restricted to his first novel, Breakthrough (1960), portraying a Dystopia set in a Near Future land governed in totalitarian fashion by a dictator whose regime uses surgically implanted radio-controlled devices for purposes of repression. By this means all subjects can be remotely traced, subjected to neural Torture, or killed by an explosive charge; Psi Powers, not otherwise relevant to the plot, are invoked to ...

Searls, Hank

Working name of US author and screenwriter Henry Hunt Searls Jr (1922-2017), who began publishing work of genre interest with "Drop Dead Twice" for Black Mask Magazine in March 1950, though his first sf proper was "Martyr's Flight" for Imagination in December 1955. His sf has been primarily restricted to Near-Future tales set in the glory days of the early space age, like his first novel, The Big X (1959), in which a test pilot flies a plane designed to reach Mach 8. His best-known tale, The ...

Frontiere, Dominic

(1931-2017) US composer and musician, a child prodigy who had studied several instruments by the age of four and played a solo arrangement in Carnegie Hall when twelve. He arranged the music for numerous films beginning with Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956); he is best remembered for his highly innovative theme and incidental music for the first season of the classic US Television series The Outer Limits (1963-1965), for which he employed a large orchestra. A close associate of executive producer ...

Full Moon SF

UK cumulative Online Magazine created by Roger Jones, brother of Trevor Jones, the late editor of Dream Magazine. It began in July 1999 as Full Moon 2000 and reprinted a number of stories that had appeared in Dream and New Moon along with other material left over when the earlier magazines ceased. From January 2001 the title became Full Moon SF and it continued until September 2003, having uploaded 281 stories in 37 batches. Only 37 authors were represented including the work of George P ...

Skolsky, Syd

(1917-1998) US author, mostly on musical subjects; her sf novel, The Affectionism Society: A Love Story in a Futuristic Setting (1977), is a Near Future First Contact tale in which humans and the Alien Vars begin to understand each other through the problematics of Sex. [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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