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Lukodianov, Isai

(1913-1984) Russian design engineer who wrote sf in collaboration with his first cousin Evgeny Voiskunsky (whom see for discussion of their work). [DRL]

Jones, Matt

(1968-    ) UK producer and writer for Television, mostly for British programmes with no fantastic content: he acted as script editor for Russell T Davies's Queer as Folk (1999-2000). Since 1995, however, he has been variously involved with Doctor Who, publishing two novels for the franchise: The New Adventures: Bad Therapy (1996) and The New Adventures: Beyond the Sun (1997). From 2006 he has scripted episodes in the revived series and also for its spin-off Torchwood ...

Rue Morgue

Canadian letter-size saddle-stapled Media Magazine printed on newsprint. Publisher: Rodrigo Gudino as Marrs Media Incorporated. Editor-in-Chief: David Alexander. 1996-current. Publication was monthly to January 2005 and eleven times per year thereafter. / Subtitled "The Magazine of Horror in Culture and Entertainment", Rue Morgue now rivals Fangoria in popularity, being distributed throughout the world. Though focusing primarily on Horror in all media, the magazine has included sf coverage ...

Mason, David

Working name of US author Samuel Mason (1924-1974) who began publishing with "Placebo" for Infinity in 1955; he was married 1956-1962 to Katherine MacLean. Most of his novels – such as his first, Kavin's World (1969), and its sequel in the Kavin sequence, The Return of Kavin (1972) – were routine Sword and Sorcery. However, his final book, The Deep Gods (1973), more impressively implants a twentieth-century mentality into the brain of a prehistoric man (see Identity Transfer), where ...

Halle, Louis J

(1910-1998) US academic and author whose Utopia, Sedge (1963), contrasts a community which isolates itself from civilization for hundreds of years with the increasingly frenetic world beyond the gates. [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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