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Secret Agent "X"

US Pulp Magazine. Published by Periodical House Inc, an imprint of Ace Magazines. Editors were Rose Wyn for the first few years, then Harry Widmer for the remainder of the run. Publication varied from monthly to an erratic bimonthly schedule. 41 issues from February 1934 to March 1941, initially with "X" in quotation marks and cover subtitle "The Man of a Thousand Faces"; from #20 (November 1935) as Secret Agent X without quotes and subtitled "Detective Mysteries". / The titular Secret ...

Attack of the Giant Leeches

Film (1959; vt Attack of the Blood Leeches; vt Demons of the Swamp UK; vt The Giant Leeches). American International Pictures (US), Anglo-Amalgamated Film Distributors (UK). Executive producer: Roger Corman. Produced by Gene Corman. Directed by Bernard L Kowalski. Written by Leo Gordon from his original story. Cast includes Guy Buccola (uncredited), George Cisar, Ken Clark, Michael Emmet, Walter Kelley, Tyler McVey, Gene Roth, Jan Shepard, Ross Sturlin (uncredited), Bruno VeSota and Yvette ...

Page, Nick

(1961-    ) UK author of Six Days (1992), a humorous sf novel with touches of spoof Satire. [JC]

Diehl, Mrs A M

(1844-1912) UK musician and author; her career as a professional pianist began in 1861; she began writing after retiring from public musical performances. Of her nearly forty books of fiction, one is of some sf interest, Dr Paull's Theory: A Romance (1893), the plot of which hinges on Identity Transfer and its consequences. [JC]


Performance (2012). Written by August Schulenberg, directed by Heather Cohn, produced by Flux Theatre Ensemble, featuring Rachael Hip-Flores, David Ian Lee, Isaiah Tanenbaum, Nitya Vidyasagar, and Ken Glickfield. Scenic design by Will Lowry. Lighting by Kia Rogers. / DEINDE was an original play by August Schulenberg featuring the ideas and dangers possible in quantum computing (see Quantum Computers). The play premiered at the Secret Theatre in Long Island City, New York on 27 April 2012. ...

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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