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Redgrove, Peter

(1932-2003) UK poet and author, married to Penelope Shuttle. His first work of sf interest was "Mr Waterman" for Paris Review #29 in 1963, although he contributed occasionally to New Worlds, including a fantasy poem later published as The God-Trap (1966 chap). His first novel, In the Country of the Skin (1973), is a metaphysical fantasy; he remains of sf interest mainly for his later novels, two of which – The Terrors of Dr Treviles: A Romance (1974), which involves some metaphysical ...

Ehrlich, Max

(1909-1983) US author initially active as an author of Radio plays for various series, including The Shadow (see The Shadow); he also wrote some Television scripts of sf interest, include one in 1965 for Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and one in 1967 for Star Trek. His first novel, The Big Eye (1949), which was the first release in Doubleday's sf line, concerns an attempt by astronomers to terrify humanity into world peace by announcing that a visiting planet is due to hit Earth; the planet ...

Coulthart, John

(1962-    ) UK artist, author, designer and illustrator, perhaps best known for his various collaboration with David Britton in the Lord Horror sequence, in which a savagely scatological black Alternate History of the twentieth century culminates in a World War Two dominated by Lord Horror, a grotesque Parody of the English traitor William Joyce (1906-1946), who was nicknamed Lord Haw-Haw. Not all the Lord Horror novels contain work by Coulthart [see entry on Britton for ...

TV's Dynamic Heroes

US letter-size saddle-stapled Media Magazine. Publisher: Top Flight Magazines. Editor: possibly Donald F Glut. Two numbered, undated issues 1976-1977. / This short-lived title was one of several Cinema and Television-related publications issued in the mid-1970s by Glut in partnership with long-time fan and screenwriter Ron Haydock (1940-1977). Jim Harmon was also reportedly involved with the company. TV's Dynamic Heroes concentrated mainly on popular sf programmes of the period, such as The ...

van Dresser, Peter

(1909-1983) US ecology pioneer and Rocket experimenter who also wrote sf, with eight stories published in the 1930s, though his contribution is now almost forgotten since only one was in a genre magazine. He was editor of Astronautics, Journal of the American Rocket Society, a member of their Experiment Committee, and one of a number of authors who pledged a portion of their story earnings to the Experiment Fund. He performed his own experiments; his papers from that period are in the ...

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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