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Silvestro, Loui

(?   -    ) Australian illustrator and author of the Young Adult Henry's Reality Machine (1994), in which Henry, initially ostracized at his new school, wins friends by using his Computer skills to create a Virtual Reality in which to have fun. [JC]

Tenkū no shiro Laputa

Japanese animated film (1986; vt Laputa: Castle in the Sky; Castle in the Sky; Laputa: The Flying Island). Studio Ghibli. Directed and written by Hayao Miyazaki. Voice cast includes Kotoe Hatsui, Mayumi Tanaka, Minori Terada and Keiko Yokozawa. 126 minutes. Colour. / This film is inspired by the flying Island of Laputa in Jonathan Swift's ...

Sanders, Rob

(?   -    ) UK author of Ties contributed to the Warhammer 40,000 universe, beginning with Warhammer 40,000: Redemption Corps (2010); they work within the tradition. [JC]

DeVore, Howard

(1925-2005) US postal worker, fan, book dealer and publisher, active in Fandom from 1948 until his death; he participated in the amateur press associations (see APA) FAPA and OMPA, and in the Science Fiction Oral History Association. His Michigan-based Small Press Misfit Press ...

Latter, Simon

(?   -    ) UK author of two Ties to The Man from U.N.C.L.E. universe: The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. #1: The Golden Globules Affair (1967) and The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. #3: The Golden Boats of Taradata Affair (1967). [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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