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Nielsen Hayden, Teresa

(1956-    ) US editor and author, born Teresa Nielsen; she legally changed her name in 1979 when she married Patrick Nielsen Hayden. She was managing editor in charge of the production department at Tor Books from 1988-1990 and has subsequently worked there as a consulting editor, acquiring and/or editing many new sf titles. With her husband, she has been active in Fandom, producing the Fanzine Izzard from 1982 to 1987. Making Book (coll 1994) assembles a range of cogent ...

Queen of Blood

Film (1966; vt Planet of Blood). Cinema West Productions. American version of Mechte Navstrechu (1963; vt A Dream Come True; vt Encounter in Space), directed by Curtis Harrington. Written by Curtis Harrington. Cast includes Robert Boon, Don Eitner, Dennis Hopper, Florence Marly, Judi Meredith, Basil Rathbone and John Saxon. 81 minutes. Colour. / While this film is based on, and incorporates a great deal of footage from, the Soviet film Mechte Navstrechu, it is essentially a different film ...

Tarzan and the Super 7

Animated tv series (1979-1980). Filmation Associates for CBS-TV. Produced by Don Christensen. Directors unknown. Writers include Gerry Bordreau and Buzz Dixon. Based on characters created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Bob Kane, Dixon, Michael Weaver and others. Cast includes Melendy Britt, Kim Hamilton, Ty Henderson, Robert Ridgley, Joe Stern, Joan van Ark, Burt Ward and Adam West. 33 episodes overall, whose individual segments vary in length. Colour. / This revamping of the The Batman/Tarzan ...

Pizor, Faith K

(1943-    ) American historian and proprietor of a children's bookstore. With T Allan Comp she edited the useful compilation The Man in the Moone: An Anthology of Antique Science Fiction (anth 1971), in which nine Moon voyages from 1638 to 1841 appear. These include works then not otherwise readily accessible to the modern reader, by Francis Godwin, John Wilkins and others. [PN/DRL]

Stewart, George R

(1895-1980) US historian and author who obtained his MA from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1920 and his PhD from Columbia University in 1922, afterwards becoming a professor of English at the University of California and concentrating his attention – through novels, literary studies, popular history, etc. – on the Pacific Edge of America (see California). His first book of any importance, Bret Harte: Argonaut and Exile (1930), was an extended biographical study of Bret ...

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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