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Thorpe, Gav

Working name of UK game designer and author Gavin Thorpe (1974-    ), most of whose work has consisted of Ties to the Warhammer 40,000 universe, beginning with Warhammer 40,000: 13th Legion (2000) ins the Warhammer 40,000: Last Chancers subseries. He has also contributed to the Warhammer fantasy universe, beginning with Warhammer: The Claws of Chaos: Slaves to Darkness, Book One (2002) in the Warhammer: Slaves to Darkness. Not connected to either universe is the Empire of ...

McGrady, Rev T

(1863-1907) Irish-born Roman Catholic priest and author, in the US from early adulthood; in Beyond the Black Ocean (1901), a temperate Lost World within the Arctic Circle turns out to comprise an Archipelago (see also Islands) of societies, each founded by refugees from various countries in the outside world, strays from America inhabiting the island of Toadia, and so forth. The original inhabitants of this virtual Pocket Universe are the Lost Tribes of Israel, whose Technology is in advance of ...

Radiohead

UK rock group from the Oxford area. Their early work is recognizable, if high quality, "indie" rock, haunted by and expressive of contemporary anomie and angst. But the band's third album OK Computer (1997) exaggerated this individual sense of despair into a coherent and powerful Dystopian vision. Douglas Adams' The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy was the source of the title of the album as a whole and also of some of its tracks (for instance "Paranoid Android"), but the mood of the whole is ...

Creature from the Haunted Sea

Film (1961). Roger Corman Productions/The Filmgroup. Directed by Roger Corman. Produced by Corman and Charles Hannawalt. Written by Charles B Griffith. Cast includes Antony Carbone, Betsy Jones-Moreland, Blanquita Romero and Robert Towne (credited as Edward Wain). Narrator: Towne. 63 minutes, expanded to 75 minutes for television. Black and white. / After the Cuban Revolution a group of military officers wishes to flee the nation with much of its treasury in the form of gold bullion. ...

Awards

The following genre-related awards receive detailed individual entries in this encyclopedia: / Aelita Award (Russia) Andre Norton Award: see Nebula. Arthur C Clarke Award (for novels) British Fantasy Award (1966-1969) BSFA Award Carnegie Medal (listing confined to winners of sufficient sf relevance to have entries in this encyclopedia) Chesley Awards (for art and illustration) Compton Crook/Stephen Tall Memorial Award (for first novels) Cordwainer Smith ...

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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