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Garth, Will

A House Name used in Thrilling Wonder Stories, Startling Stories and Captain Future 1937-1941 by Otto Binder, Edmond Hamilton, Henry Kuttner, Mort Weisinger and possibly others. The film novelization of ...

Rennie, J Alan

Pseudonym of James Brown Gribbin (1899-1969) Scottish author of The Footstool of the Moon (1938), a Lost World novel set in Abyssinia where, having suffered Devolution, the Apes-as-Human survivors of a high ancient civilization threaten the safety of contemporary explorers; prehistoric species are discovered. [JC]

Scanner Darkly, A

Film (2006). Warner Independent Pictures in association with Thousand Words presents a Section Eight/Detour Filmproduction/3 Arts Entertainment production. Written and directed by Richard Linklater; based on A Scanner Darkly (1977) by Philip K Dick. Cast includes Robert Downey Jr, Woody Harrelson, Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder. 96 minutes. Colour. / Seven years in the future, undercover narcotics officers run scanner surveillance on ...

Ordinary Joe

US tv series (2021-2022). Production companies included 3 Arts Entertainment, Friend and Lerner Productions and Universal Television for NBC. Created by Russel Friend, Gerrett Lerner and Caleb Ransom. Executive producers include Rafi Crohn, Russel Friend and Adam Kassan. Directors include Shaz Bennett, Adam Davidson and Chris Koch. Writers include Sylvia Batey Alcala, Russel Friend and Garrett Lerner. Cast includes Elizabeth Lail, Natalie Martinez, Eric Payne, Adam Rodriguez and James ...

Shippey, Tom

Working name of Indian-born academic and editor Thomas A Shippey (1943-    ), in the UK from childhood; Professor of English Language and Medieval Literature at the University of Leeds 1979-1993; held the Walter J Ong Chair of Humanities at St Louis University 1993-2008. In essays and reviews, which he has been publishing since the mid-1970s, he takes a clear-headed orthodox view of the central figures of sf and fantasy; ...

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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