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Daugherty, Michael

(1954-    ). US experimental classical composer, with a pronounced interest in sf as well as more general pop culture. His early symphony Metropolis Symphony for Orchestra (1988-1993) is based on the Superman comics; UFO for Solo Percussion and Orchestra (1999) was inspired by the 1947 Roswell incident (see UFOs); and Time Machine (2003) is scored for three orchestras, one scored "past", one "present" and one "future", as musical correlatives for travel through time (see ...

Morrow Project, The

Role Playing Game (1980). Timeline Inc (TI). Designed by Kevin Dockery, Robert Sadler, Richard Tucholka. / The shadow of the World War Three that never came, a nuclear conflict between the USA and the Soviet Union, looms large over this game. The mechanics of all three editions – two from 1980 and one from 1983, all developed by TI – are highly detailed and emphasize realistic combat, reflecting the game's Survivalist influences. Its central premise is that a group of ...

Arnett, Jack

House Name, initially a pseudonym of Mike McQuay, used for the Bantam Book of Justice action-adventure series with intermittent sf content, opening with The Book of Justice #1: Genocide Express (1989). Apparently McQuay wrote one volume (not necessarily the first to appear) and farmed out the rest to others; John J Miller has claimed responsibility for The Book of Justice #3: Death Force (1990). [DRL]

Oliver, Owen

Pseudonym of UK civil servant and author Joshua Albert Flynn (1863-1933), active in various genres, publishing prolifically in magazines, always as by Owen Oliver, from before the end of the nineteenth century; his books, including at least two novels, were nonfantastic. During his lifetime, his work of genre interest was published solely in magazines, the first of these perhaps being "The Man Who Could Not Forget" (10 October 1902 The London Magazine); many later tales appeared in The Yellow ...

Hamling, William L

(1921-2017) US author and editor; active as an sf fan in the late 1930s and early 1940s, he published a number of stories, the first of which, "War with Jupiter" with Mark Reinsberg, appeared in Amazing Stories in 1939. Most of his stories were written as William Lawrence Hamling, his full name. Hamling later went to work for Ziff-Davis under Raymond A Palmer, and was managing editor of Amazing and Fantastic Adventures 1948-1951; in 1949 he once used the Ziff-Davis House Name Alexander Blade. ...

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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