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Hale, Michael

(1949-    ) UK-born author whose family emigrated to Canada when he was seven; now in the USA. Of his various novels, The Other Child (1986) is of sf interest for its description of the Upload of a dead child's mind or soul into a Computer environment which is already occupied – the tale is also obedient to the rules of Horror – by a murderous sentience, the similarly reincarnated AI mentality of a serial killer. A Fold in the Tent of the Sky (1998) features a ...

Herrman, Louis

(1883-1980) UK-born zoologist and author, in South Africa from the early years of the twentieth century; he is the author of a Gulliver tale (see Jonathan Swift), In the Sealed Cave: Being a Modern Commentary on a Strange Discovery Made by Captain Lemuel Gulliver in the Year 1721 and Now Published from Manuscript Notes Recently Come to Light. A Scientific Fantasy (1935), the discovery being that of a tribe of Neanderthals (see Evolution; Lost Race; Prehistoric SF) on a Island in the Pacific. ...

Tékumel

Role Playing Game setting. Designed by M A R Barker. / Tékumel is a richly realized future milieu, depicted in a Science Fantasy mode analogous to that employed by Marion Zimmer Bradley for her world of Darkover. The setting is arguably comparable with J R R Tolkien's Secondary World of Middle-Earth and Austin Tappan Wright's Islandia in its depth and complexity; its languages, scripts, technologies, taxonomies and cultural mores have all been explored in considerable detail. As with ...

Marvel Treasury Edition

US Comics series from Marvel Comics in oversize tabloid perfect-bound format measuring 10 ins x 14 ins. Editors included Archie Goodwin, Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Len Wein and Marv Wolfman. Writers included Jo Duffy, Scott Edelman, Stever Gerber and Bill Mantlo. Artists included Klaus Janson, Bob McLeod, Roger Patterson and Don Perlin. 28 issues 1974 to 1981. / This series chiefly reprinted classic stories featuring Marvel's most popular heroes such as the Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk ...

Quatermass

UK tv serial (1979; vt The Quatermass Conclusion). Euston Films/ITV. Produced by Ted Childs. Directed by Piers Haggard. Written Nigel Kneale. Cast includes Simon MacCorkindale, John Mills and Rebecca Saire. Four 60-minute episodes. Colour. Version for film release (but receiving general release only on videotape) titled The Quatermass Conclusion, 102 minutes. / This fourth and weakest of the Quatermass television serials (see below for details of the others) was written in the late 1960s ...

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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