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Untamed Women

Film (1952). Jewell Enterprises, Inc/United Artists. Produced by Richard Kay. Directed by W Merle Connell. Written by George Wallace Sayre. Cast includes Mikel Conrad, Doris Merrick and Lyle Talbot. 70 minutes. Black and white. / During World War Two, US Air Force Officer Steven Holloway (Conrad) is found drifting on a raft in the Pacific ocean, in a weakened condition. In hospital Holloway is injected with a truth Drug by Air Force Dr Colonel Loring (Talbot), and gives an account of his ...

Tomlinson, Patrick S

(?   -    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Dig Up the Vote" in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #47 circa August/September 2010, followed by two Ties to the fantasy Videogame Abyss Walker. His first solo series, the Young Adult Children of Lost Earth sequence beginning with The Ark (2015), is of sf interest for its widescreen enactment of topoi out of the Space Opera toolkit (see SF Megatext). The protagonists of the first ...

Marley, Stephen

(1946-    ) UK author who began to publish work of genre interest with Spirit Mirror (1988), opening the Chia Black Dragon trio of dark fantasies set in old China. Of direct sf interest are his Ties to the Comics universe of Judge Dredd, these being Judge Dredd: Dreddlocked (1993) and Judge Dredd: Dread Dominion (1994). Another tie, to the Doctor Who universe, is Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures: Managra (1995). Marley has also worked in Videogame design. [DRL]

Hunter, Justin

(?   -    ) UK author of a Tie to the Warhammer universe (see Warhammer 40,000), Windhammer: Forged in Battle (2004), in which a small untried military unit gets tried by a force of "goblins" and other inimicals. [JC]

Lindsay, John V

(1921-2000) US lawyer, politician (mayor of New York 1965-1973), and author of an sf novel, The Edge (1976), set in a Near Future America threatening to become a police state on grounds of the increased need for security (see Prediction). [JC]

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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