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Baron, The

Pseudonym of the untraced US author W G Worfel (?   -?   ), whose Munchausen XX [for full title see Checklist] (1904) escapes being a Sequel by Other Hands through its focus on the interplanetary adventures of one or more separate members of Baron Munchausen's family (see Rudolph Erich Raspe). During the course of at least one Fantastic Voyage, the protagonist visits Saturn (see Outer Planets) where he encounters Aliens. [JC]

Kidd, Kathryn H

(1950-2015) US author of some non-fantastic comic novels set in the Mormon community and, with her husband Clark L Kidd, various nonfiction books of practical advice from a Mormon viewpoint. She collaborated with her friend Orson Scott Card on the first volume of Lovelock (1994) in the incomplete Mayflower sequence, concerning the dilemma of a monkey sufficiently educated to conceive of himself as a slave (see Apes as Human; Slavery). A second volume, «Rasputin», was projected but ...

Flying Disc Man from Mars

Serial Film (1950; cut vt Missile Monsters 1958). Republic Studios. Produced by Franklin Andreon. Directed by Fred C Brannon. Screenplay by Ronald Davidson. Cast includes Lois Collier, James Craven, Gegory Gaye (credited as Gregory Gay) and Walter Reed. Serial version in twelve instalments, total 167 minutes. Feature version 75 minutes. Black and white. / Pilot Kent Fowler (Reed), armed with an experimental Ray Gun developed by Dr Bryant (Craven), shoots down an unknown craft which proves ...

Maxxe, Robert

Pseudonym of US author Robert Rosenblum (1938-    ), who also writes as Nicholas Conde (his thrillers under this name are nonfantastic), Joanna Kingsley, Jeanne Day Lord, Jessica March and Anjelica Moon. In his sf novel, Arcade (1984), Alien forces attempt to influence humanity by infiltrating themselves into Videogame. [JC]

Holden, Richard Cort

(1918-1984) US author, whose family was closely involved with Robert Frost (1874-1963), in whose sf novel, Snow Fury (1955), a scientist's experiments in Weather Control cause a Disaster in New England; the ultimate source of the problem may be an Alien lifeform. [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 and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...

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