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Harmon, Jim

Working name of US author and Radio producer James Judson Harmon (1933-2010), who began publishing sf professionally with "The Smuggler" for Spaceway in April 1954 and became active in the magazine field. He published at least 40 lively sf stories, chiefly for Galaxy and If in the 1950s and 1960s; a selection from this material was eventually assembled as Harmon's Galaxy (coll 2004). Harmon's sole sf novel, The Contested Earth, written in 1959 and dealing with global sterility, was published ...

Weinstein, Howard

(1954-    ) US author whose work has been restricted to Ties until the twenty-first century, when he began to publish the occasional short story. Ties for Star Trek (1966-1969) include The Covenant of the Crown (1981), Deep Domain (1987) and The Better Man (1994); those for Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994) include Power Hungry (1989), Exiles (1990) and Perchance to Dream (1991); those for "V" (1983-1985) include East Coast Crisis (1984) with A C Crispin, Prisoners ...

Invasion, The

Film (2007). Warner Bros, Village Roadshow Pictures, Silver Pictures. Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, additional sequences by James McTeigue (uncredited). Written by David Kajganich, based on The Body Snatchers (10-24 December 1954 Collier's Weekly; 1955; vt Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1973; rev 1978) by Jack Finney; additional material by Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski (then known together as The Wachowski Brothers). Cast includes Jackson Bond, Veronica Cartwright, Daniel Craig, Nicole ...

Howard, Robert E

(1906-1936) US author, along with H P Lovecraft the central fashioner of generic American fantastic fiction before 1940, excluding sf: in Howard's case, Sword and Sorcery, and in Lovecraft's case supernatural horror as such (but also Horror in SF). Howard's few contributions to Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos do not bring out the sf elements, and he did not himself write any full-scale sf – although Almuric (May-August 1939 Weird Tales; 1964) is a Planetary Romance in the manner of Edgar Rice ...

Adventure

Term used to describe a form of Videogame in which the gameplay is largely based on the solution of puzzles. Such games are rarely played in real time. Instead, the progress of events in the gameworld will typically be suspended until the player acts, allowing them time to consider their current problem. It is important that the number of potential solutions for each puzzle be limited, so that players are not overwhelmed by the exploration of endless possibilities. As a result, the worlds in ...

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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