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Stone, Leslie F

Pseudonym of US author born Leslie Frances Rubenstein (1905-1991), who for her sf work adapted her writer mother's own pseudonym, Lillian Spellman Stone; in her non-writing life, she took the surname of the journalist William Silberberg, whom she had married in 1927. She began publishing light nonfantastic fiction as early as 1920; her first sf tale, "Men with Wings" for Air Wonder Stories in 1929, describes from an anti- ...

Fire Next Time, The

Made-for-tv mini-series (1993; vt American Inferno). RIH Entertainment for CBS-TV. Produced by Edwin Self. Directed by Tom McLoughlin. Screenplay by James Henerson. Cast includes Bonnie Bedelia, Richard Farnsworth, Ashley Jones, Craig T Nelson and Justin Whalin. 195 minutes. Colour. / The Fire Next Time begins in 2005, moving to 2017 after a series of natural Disasters has broken out around the world due to ...

AC Comics

US publisher of various Comics titles, founded in Florida in 1969 by Bill Black, known originally as Paragon Publications and from 1982 to 1984 as Americomics. While primarily publishing a great deal of 1940s Golden Age comics material in various genres, AC Comics is best known for its female Superhero titles. The most famous of these is Femforce (1985-current), believed to be the first all-female superhero team in US comics. ...

Clarke, Cassandra Rose

(1983-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Cowboy's Wife" in Zahir for Summer 2009, as Cassandra Clarke; her Assassin's Curse sequence beginning with The Assassin's Curse (2012) is fantasy, heavy with adventures. She is of sf interest for some individual titles. The Mad Scientist's Daughter (2013) is set in a Near Future America which has suffered survived depopulation, ...

Satō Michiaki

(?   -    ) Japanese artist specializing in sf novel Illustration and Mecha design for Anime. A former member of Studio Nue (see Naoyuki Katō; Haruka Takachiho), he received the Seiun Award for art in 1987, in which period he was largely known ...

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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