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Dudley, Terence

(1919-1988) UK television director and producer, mostly for the BBC, and author of some Ties to his Doctor Who television work: Doctor Who – Black Orchid (1986), based on his 1982 script; Doctor Who – The King's Demons (1986), based on his 1983 script; and a Companions of Doctor Who tale: K9 and Company (1987), based on his 1981 script; he also wrote the four-episode story "Four to Doomsday" (1982). His television work as a producer was extensive: of sf relevance, he produced 26 ...

Gernsback Publications

Publishing company set up by Hugo Gernsback in ?1929 and used by him to publish Science-Fiction Plus and the first issue of Scientific Detective Monthly. The company survived him by many years as a publisher of electronics magazines, and eventually ceased trading in late 2002. [DRL]

Smith, H Allen

(1907-1976) US newspaperman and author, mostly of humorous sketches (from about 1922) and books, often for the Saturday Evening Post. In his first sf novel, Mr Klein's Kampf, or His Life as Hitler's Double (1939), a Jew takes over from his look-alike, Hitler, and spoofishly declares Germany to be the new Zion. The Age of the Tail (1955), also a comic Satire, depicts the effect on a Near-Future world of all children being born with tails. [JC]


Pseudonym of the unknown UK author (?   -?   ) who also published racist works as by G G; The Nameless Order (1924) posits a secret society of esoteric religionists (he was also anti-Semitic) who take over the world (see Paranoia; Race in SF). [JC]

Duncan, Andy

(1964-    ) US author who was a graduate of the 1994 Clarion West workshop (see Clarion Science Fiction Writers' Workshop) and began to publish work of genre interest with "Liza and the Crazy Water Man" in Starlight 1 (anth 1996) edited by Patrick Nielsen Hayden; this is assembled with other early work in Beluthahatchie and Other Stories (coll 2000), which won a World Fantasy Award as best collection. Further recognition followed: "The Pottawatomie Giant" (1 November 2000 ...

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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