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Escape Velocity

US/UK Semiprozine available online for download and print-on-demand. Published by Adventure Books of Seattle, Washington, run by Robert Blevins, who co-produced the magazine with Geoff Nelder of Chester, England. The print version was A4 size, with varying page numbers, glossy covers and some interior photographs, but little otherwise by way of format or design. It ran for four issues, November 2007 to February 2009, the first three quarterly, the last undated. It bore the strapline "The ...

Middleman, The

US tv series (2008). Created by Javier Grillo-Marxuach for ABC Family. Producers include Grillo-Marxuach, Shane Keller, and John Ziffren. Directors include Jeremiah S Chechik and Michael Zinberg. Writers include Grillo-Marxuach, Les McClaine, and Andy Reaser. Cast includes Matt Keeslar as The Middleman, Natalie Morales as Wendy Watson, Brit Morgan as Lacey Thornfield, Mary Pat Gleason as Ida, and Jake Smollett as Noser. 12 one-hour episodes produced. / Based on the Comic-book series by ...

Kaufelt, David A

(1939-    ) US author best known for the nonfantastic Wyn Lewis Series, featuring a female detective on Long Island, New York. Of sf interest is Spare Parts (1978), a medical thriller set in New York in the very Near Future, where human organs and limbs are being sold to the rich. [JC]

Kelly, Harold Ernest

(1900-1969) UK author and publisher, founder with his brother, Hector Kelly, of Everybody's Books in 1943, then in 1946 of Robin Hood Press, for which he wrote many crime novels – being best known for those as by Darcy Glinto – and Westerns, along with some sf and horror. In the 1960s, he wrote crime under the House Name Hank Janson. As Eugene Ascher he wrote the Lucian Carolus series of occult detective novels: There Were No Asper Ladies (1944; vt To Kill a Corpse 1959), Uncanny ...

Man from U.N.C.L.E., The

1. US tv series (1964-1968). Arena Productions/MGM for NBC TV. Executive producer Norman Felton. Writers included Harlan Ellison, Howard Rodman, Sam Rolfe, Henry Slesar, David Victor. Directors included Don Medford, Boris Sagal, Joseph Sargent, Barry Shear. 105 50-minute episodes. First season black and white, subsequent three seasons colour. / This was one of Television's first reactions to the success of the James Bond films based on Ian Fleming's spy stories. Robert Vaughn starred as ...

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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