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Rockwood, Roy

A House Name used on Juvenile Series published by several firms, including Cupples & Leon, The Mershon Company and George Sully, but all titles from 1906 onwards were generated by The Stratemeyer Syndicate; Edward Stratemeyer, as usual, provided outlines for his authors to work from, and probably wrote at least two of the early titles himself. The first Roy Rockwood series was the ...

Utley, Steve

(1948-2013) US poet (see Poetry) and short-story author whose black verve and acidulous knowingness about the absurdities of the genre made him, for a while, a figure of edgy salience in the field. He began publishing with "The Unkindest Cut of All" for Perry Rhodan #20 in December 1972, but stopped by the end of the decade; stories of interest include "Deviation from a Theme" (May 1976 Galaxy), an ...

McGrew, Chandler

(?   -    ) US horror author of The Darkening (2004), whose Post-Holocaust setting mixes that genre and sf (see Equipoise). [JC]


US tv series (1982-1983). Universal. Created by James D Parriott. Produced by Jill Sherman and Robert Steinhauer. Directors include Allan Levi, Bernard McEveety, Ron Satloff and Virgil Vogel. Cast includes Jon Eric Hexum and Meeno Peluce. Twenty 50-minute episodes. Colour. / Phineas Bogg (Hexum) and Jeffrey Jones (Peluce) are Voyagers who Time-Travel to put History right – which is to say, the way we know it to ...

Gezora, Ganime, Kamēba: Kessen! Nankai no Daikaijū

Japanese film (1970; vt Space Amoeba; vt Yog – Monster from Space). Toho. Directed by Ishirō Honda. Written by Ei Ogawa. Cast includes Akira Kubo, Kenji Sahara, Atsuko Takahashi and Yoshio Tsuchiya. 84 Minutes. Colour. / On its way to study Jupiter the unmanned Spaceship Helios 7 is hijacked by a blue cloud-like creature (see Aliens) which ...

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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