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Griswold, Amy

(?   -    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "The Life of Julio Valdieza" in Forbidden Lines for May 1992. She is known almost exclusively for Ties contributed to the Stargate: Atlantis Television series of Military SF adventures governed by the eponymous Stargates, beginning with The Lost (2011) with Jo Graham; she has also contributed a Tie to the associated Stargate SG-1 series. [JC]

Benét, William Rose

(1886-1950) US anthologist, editor, poet and author, brother of Stephen Vincent Benét; most famous as editor for founding in 1924 and editing until his death the Saturday Review of Literature, and for The Reader's Encyclopedia (1948; often revised). He is of modest sf interest for The Flying King of Kurio: A Story for Children (1926), a portal fantasy whose protagonists enter a secondary world unusually high in Technology, including an Airship. [JC]

Bennett, Harve

(1930-2015) US film/tv producer and screenwriter, Harve Bennett was an almost legendary figure in sf television production and writing, and fulfilled both those roles on The Invisible Man (1975-1976), The Bionic Woman (1976-1978), Gemini Man (1976) (see The Invisible Man), The Six Million Dollar Man (1973-1978) and Time Trax (1993-1994), among others. His metier was the creation of populist, action-packed, comparatively routine sf adventure. Bennett likewise produced and wrote or co-wrote ...

Mandino, Og

Working name of Italian-born author Augustine Mandino II (1923-1996), in US from childhood, most of whose work promulgates self-help with a Christian tint. Of some sf interest is his novel, The Christ Commission (1980), which features Time Travel to the time of Jesus. [JC]

Giant Spider Invasion, The

Film (1975). Group 75/Transcentury. Directed by Bill Rebane. Written by Robert Easton, Richard L Huff. Cast includes Steve Brodie, Alan Hale, Barbara Hale and Leslie Parrish. 76 minutes. Colour. / Noted by one critic, Michael Weldon, as the Monster Movie with the worst special effects since The Giant Claw (1957), this is fondly remembered as the one where the giant spider was built out of a modified Volkswagen Beetle. The spiders, whose eggs are mistaken for diamonds by a greedy farmer, ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...

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