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Trevelyan, G E

(1903-1941) UK author, from a family related to the political/literary Trevelyan dynasty. She won a Newdigate Prize for her first publication, the nonfantastic Julia: Daughter of Claudius (1927 chap), a narrative poem; she was the first woman to win this prize. Of her novels, Appius and Virginia (1932) is an Apes as Human tale whose protagonist, the solitary Virginia Hutton, adopts an orangutan in infancy, naming him Appius; her attempts to raise him as a human able to read and talk have ...

Marshall, Luther

(?   -?   ) US author of Thomas Boobig: A Complete Enough Account of his Life and Singular Disappearance: Narration of his Scribe (1895), an sf novel depicting – perhaps for the first time – a genuine Superman, the eponymous Boobig who is born of natural size but soon grows into a mental and physical giant (see Great and Small). His great good temper seems to ensure that his influence on his native California as a Paul Bunyan-like entrepreneur are ...

Treasury of Great Science Fiction Stories

US annual reprint magazine (see Print Magazines), in standard size, a follow-up of Hendryx's Wonder Stories of 1957 and 1963. Eight issues 1964-1971, published by Popular Library; edited by Jim Hendryx Jr for #1-#3 (1964-1966), with the third issue retitled Great Science Fiction Stories. It then relaunched itself as Science Fiction Yearbook, starting again from issue #1 for five issues (1967-1971), the first three edited by Helen Tono (1922-2011), then Sharon Moore for #4 (1970) and finally ...

Scientific Thrillers

Australian publication which may be regarded either as a Chapbook series or a Magazine: Digest format, monthly November 1948 to May 1952, mostly undated, initially published by Associated General Publications, Sydney, company name changed to Transport Publications from #3 (January 1949). 43 issues in all; page count varied from 32pp to 52pp. The uncredited editors were Alister Innes and Donald H Beard. Most issues consisted of a single novella; six comprised two short stories; there was no ...

Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman

Made-for-tv movie (1993), first screened December 1993. Home Box Office/Warner Bros Television/Bartleby Ltd. Produced by Debra Hill. Directed by Christopher Guest. Written by Joseph Dougherty, based on the screenplay of Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) written by Mark Hanna. Cast includes Daniel Baldwin, Christi Conaway, Frances Fisher, Daryl Hannah and William Windom. 89 minutes. Colour. / This is a remake of a rather dim affair from 1958 with (approximately) the same title, directed by ...

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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