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Orban, Paul

American artist (1896-1974), born in Hungary, who often signed his work as Orban. After studying at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts from 1913 to 1917, he initially did illustrations for the Chicago Tribune and worked in advertising before moving to Mount Vernon, New York in 1930 to focus on providing a few covers and numerous interior illustrations for a wide range of Pulp magazines, with occasional assignments for more upscale venues like ...


["Palace"] South Korean tv series (2006; vt Princess Hours; vt Princess, circa 2007). Eight Peaks, MBC. Directed by Hwan In-roe. Written by In Eun-ah. Cast includes Choi Bool-am, Yun Eun-hye, Kim Jeong-Hoon, Joo Ji-hun, Ju Ji-hun, Song Ji-hyo and Kang Nam-gil. 24 episodes. Colour. / In an Alternate History of Korea that finds the country retaining its monarchy into the twenty-first ...

Knudtsen, Ingar, Jr

(1944-    ) One of Norway's most popular and productive sf authors, with thirty books to his credit. Since childhood he had been interested in astronomy and space exploration, and always did his best to keep the scientific details in his writing as correct as possible. His style was highly visual, with short, descriptive sentences which efficiently moved the story forward. He often wrote from a Feminist point of view, ...

Jones, Mervyn

(1922-2010) UK journalist and author, son of Ernest Jones (1879-1958), Sigmund Freud's biographer; now best known for his many novels (twenty-nine were published) from 1952, though he gained early fame with his political writings in journals like Tribune and the New Statesman. On the Last Day (1958) is a Near-Future story about a Russian/Chinese Invasion of Britain, during a non-nuclear ...

Wolf, Spencer

(?   -    ) US author of After Mind (2015), a Near Future tale where the brain of a young man with progeria, who is dying of old age symptoms, is rehoused in the body of an artificial child, where he is destined to become an AI consciousness. But he has Amnesia. Family complications ensue. [JC]

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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