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Pink Panther Strikes Again, The

Film (1976). United Artists. Produced and directed by Blake Edwards. Screenplay by Edwards and Frank Waldman. Cast includes Lesley-Anne Down, Joe Dunne (uncredited stunt work), Dick Crockett, Burt Kwouk, Herbert Lom, Briony McRoberts, Peter Sellers and Richard Vernon. 124 minutes, cut to 103 minutes. Colour. / This fifth film in the sequence of slapstick crime capers that began with The Pink Panther (1963) – all starring bumbling and strangely-accented Inspector ...

Honig, Michael

(?   -    ) UK doctor and author whose first novel, Goldblatt's Descent (2013), is a nonfantastic satire on the medical profession. Honig is of sf interest for The Senility of Vladimir P (2016), which though set in the Near Future clearly focuses its Satire on Vladimir Putin's regime in Russia. The tale takes place in a dacha (see Keep) where the ...

Hay, Jacob

(1920-1976) US author whose sf novel, Autopsy for a Cosmonaut (1969; vt Death of a Cosmonaut 1970), with John M Keshishian, describes a Near-Future space crisis in which NASA attempts a space rendezvous with a Soviet satellite suspected of harbouring a nuclear warhead. [JC]

John W Campbell Award

Award for the best new sf or fantasy author, selected by votes of sf fans and invariably presented at the Worldcon as part of the Hugo ceremony. There is a two-year eligibility period: an author first published in 2000 would be eligible for the 2001 or 2002 award but not thereafter. Sponsored by Condé-Nast, publishers of Analog, the John W Campbell Award was instituted in 1972 in tribute to John W ...

Herter, David

(1963-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "The Late Mr Havel's Apartment" (in Borderlands 4, anth 1994, edited by Thomas F Monteleone), the interest in Czech life and history in this story proving to shape his later career, though his first novel, Ceres Storm (2000), which is a modern Fantastic Voyage tale that follows a young man across the ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. ...

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