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Whittington, Harry

(1915-1989) US author, principally of Westerns and hard-boiled detective fiction. Of sf relevance is one Tie to The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964-1968), being The Man from U.N.C.L.E. #2: The Doomsday Affair (1965). Here a Villain codenamed Tixe Ylno ("Exit Only") – somewhat reminiscent of James Bond's adversaries, with a complex HQ ...

Planet 51

Spanish/UK/American animated film (2009). Ilion Animation Studios (Madrid) and HandMade Films. Directed by Jorge Blanco, Javier Abad and Marcos Martinez. Written by Joe Stillman, based on an original idea by Abad, Blanco, Martinez and Ignacio Perez Dolset. Cast includes Dwayne Johnson, Justin Long and Seann William Scott. 86 minutes. Colour. / A Spanish homage to Fifties America with an inverted Invasion in which humans are the ...

Connell, Alan

(1916-1994) Australian author who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Reign of the Reptiles" in Wonder Stories for August 1935, but who remains known almost solely for his Serpent Land sequence, comprising Lords of Serpent Land (1945 chap), Prisoners in Serpent Land (1945 chap) and Warriors of Serpent Land (1945 chap), all three being assembled as Lords of Serpent Land (omni 1991). ...

Lee, Gentry

(1942-    ) US author who held several important posts in NASA's deep-space exploration programme and was a screenwriter for Carl Sagan's Cosmos television series. His sf has been written exclusively in collaboration with Arthur C Clarke (whom see for details); at least initially, the senior partner provided outlines based on ideas generated by both writers, and then the books themselves were written ...

Daily Science Fiction

A US-based professional E-Zine emailed to subscribers each morning, Monday to Friday. It is run by Jonathan Laden and Michele-Lee Barosso and began on 1 September 2010 with "An Adventure in the Antiquities Trade" by Jeff Hecht. The daily schedule results in 260 or so stories per year, more than any other regular sf magazine. The stories run the whole gamut of sf, fantasy, Slipstream and Magic Realism ...

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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