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Buiza, Carlos

Working name of Spanish editor and author Carlos Álvarez Buiza de Diego (1940-    ). He belongs to the so-called second generation of Spanish science fiction writers, along with Domingo Santos, Gabriel Bermúdez Castillo, Ángel Torres Quesada, Carlos Saiz Cidoncha, Juan G Atienza (1930-2011), Alfonso Álvarez Villar (1930-1981), Luis Vigil (1940-2019), Jaime Rosal del Castillo (1945-2019), Juan Tébar (1941-    ), ...

Ross, Malcolm

(1895-1965) US author and reporter, the protagonist of whose Time in Reverse sf novel, The Man Who Lived Backward (1950), lives from 1940 to 1865, dying just after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, which he is therefore unable to prevent. [JC]

Lunar Lander

Videogame (1969). Designed by Jim Storer. Platforms: Mainframe, Arcade, Others. / The first version of Lunar Lander, known as the Lunar Landing Game (1969 Mainframe) and designed by Jim Storer, was turn-based, using a keyboard to accept commands and a teletype printer to display the results. In a homage to the Apollo missions, players had to land a lunar module on the surface of the Moon, while conserving their limited supply of fuel. Storer was a student at a US high school when he wrote ...

Woodley, Richard

(1937-    ) Author, presumably US, active from the 1970s through the 1990s, who has published some twenty novels in various genres – almost all Cinema or Television Ties. Sf examples listed below are chiefly based on the television series The Man from Atlantis (1977-1978). Film ties include novelizations of It's Alive (1974) – somewhat belated, the novel not appearing until 1977 – and of the borderline-sf Volcano (1997), a Disaster story about the ...

Wilson, Edwin

(1942-    ) Australian teacher, painter, poet and author; of his nearly thirty books, mostly poetry collections, he is of sf interest for a novel, Wild Tamarind (1987), a very Near Future Satire set in Sydney, with Computer-driven AI's looming on the horizon, along with the Ecological self-destruction of the only recently invaded continent. [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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