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Rosenberg, Joel

(1954-2011) Canadian author, in the US from an early age; he began publishing sf with "Like the Gentle Rains" in Asimov's for February 1982, but clearly felt more comfortable with tales of novel length. His first book, The Sleeping Dragon (1983), a Sword-and-Sorcery fantasy, began the Recursive Guardians of the Flame sequence, which ends with ...

Skoggard, Bruno

(1921-1978) Swedish-born pilot, advertising executive and author, in USA from childhood, though his World War Two military service was with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Of sf interest is The Pentagon Tapes (1976), a Near Future thriller set in Washington. [JC]

Jungle, The

Film (1952). Lippert Pictures/Voltaire Theatres, Ltd. Produced and directed by William Berke. Written by Carroll Young and Orville H Hampton (additional dialogue). Cast includes Rod Cameron, Cesar Romero and Marie Windsor. 73 minutes. Black and white with Sepiatone in original prints for the climax, removed from most later prints. / Big-game hunter Steve Bentley returns from deep in the jungles of India as the lone survivor of a hunting expedition which he says was wiped out by ...

Smith, Dale

(1976-    ) UK author who began publishing work of genre interest with "The Puppet King" in Missing Pieces (anth 2001) edited by Shaun Lyon and Mark Phippen. He has since focused on Tie work for the Doctor Who universe, beginning with Heritage (2002) for the Doctor Who BBC Past Doctors subseries; and for the Time Hunter Shared World sequence ...

Hadfield, Chris

(1959-    ) Canadian soldier, astronaut, broadcaster and author, pilot in the Canadian air force for twenty-five years from 1977, during which time he crewed in joint Canadian-American space shuttle flights. After The Darkest Dark (2016 chap), a tale of space travel for younger children, he is of sf interest for The Apollo Murders (2021), an Alternate History ...

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 ...

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