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Martin, Marcia

(?   -    ) US author, almost always in collaboration with Eric Vinicoff, including her first story, "To Live in Alloy Continuity" in Analog for November 1975, and two books, Spacing Dutchman (1978 chap) and The Weigher (1992) [for details see his entry]. [JC]

McCormack, Una

(1972-    ) UK author who wrote initially for the Star Trek universe, including her first story, "Face Value" (in Prophecy and Change, anth 2003, ed Marco Palmieri), and a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine tale, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Never-Ending Sacrifice (2005). More recently, she has contributed to the Doctor Who universe, beginning with The King's Dragon (2010), in the Doctor Who: New Series sequence. The Baba Yaga (2015) with Eric Brown (whom see) is the third novel ...

Masters of the Universe

Film (1987). Cannon. Directed by Gary Goddard. Written by David Odell. Cast includes Billy Barty, Meg Foster, Frank Langella and Dolph Lundgren. 106 minutes. Colour. / Goddard's unfortunate film debut announced itself as the first live-action film to be based on Toys – the He-Man toys made by Mattel; its obvious predecessor was an animated Television series, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983-1985). The Sword-and-Sorcery story pits the muscle-bound He-Man (Lundgren) of ...

Anghelides, Peter

(1962-    ) UK author who first began publishing Ties of genre interest with "Moving On" for Doctor Who: Decalog 3: Consequences: Ten Stories, Seven Doctors, One Chain of Events (anth 1996) edited by Justin Richards and Andy Lane, and who began publishing Doctor Who: Eighth Doctor Ties with Kursaal (1998). [JC]


Film (2010). Warner Brothers Pictures in association with Legendary Pictures and Syncopy. Written and directed by Christopher Nolan. Cast includes Michael Caine, Marion Cotillard, Leonardo di Caprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Ellen Page and Ken Watanabe. 143 minutes. Colour. / Preposterous but sensationally successful inner-space heist movie about a team of Dream-Hacking psychological operatives headquartered in Los Angeles (see California), where they are engaged to ...

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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