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Drummond, June

(1923-2011) South African author, in London for several years in the 1950s. She wrote almost exclusively detective novels and Regency romances; one of the former, The Gantry Episode (1968; vt Murder on a Bad Trip 1968), edges into sf in its investigation of the planting of the Drug LSD in a reservoir and of the effects thereof. [JC/DRL] see also: Urban Legends. /

Lunde, Maja

(1975-    ) Norwegian screenwriter and author, whose first novel, the Young Adult Over grensen ["Across the Border"] (2012) was nonfantastic. She is of interest for the Klimakvartetten ["Climate Quartet"] series beginning with Bienes historie (2015; trans Diane Oatley as The History of Bees 2017) and followed by Blå ["Blue"] (2017; trans Diane ...

Hunting, Gardner

(1872-1958) US author, often for Young Adult readers, whose sf novel The Vicarion (1926; exp 1927) features the Vicarion, a Time Viewer directed toward the past, which plays back the permanent record of what has been. As a consequence, murders can be solved, politics cleaned up and the true events of history understood at last. [JC] see also: Machines. /

Starship Troopers

Film (1997). TriStar Pictures and Touchstone Pictures (see The Walt Disney Company) present a Jon Davison production. Directed by Paul Verhoeven. Written by Ed Neumeier based on Starship Troopers (October-November 1959 F&SF as "Starship Soldier"; 1959) by Robert A Heinlein. Cast includes Clancy Brown, Jake Busey, Casper Van Dien, ...

Sugar, Rebecca

(1987-    ) American animator, director, writer, producer, artist and musician. Sugar identifies as bisexual and non-binary, using she/her and they/them pronouns. She studied at the School of Visual Arts, New York; one of her animated shorts from this period was Singles (2009), about a man whose one room apartment is located in his chest. On entering the apartment he can be seen in the chest of a larger version of himself, just as in his chest a smaller version ...

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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