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Miller, Steve

(1950-2024) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Shalgiel" for Flux Magazine in 1976, one of his few solo works, as he soon began collaborating with Sharon Lee with "The Naming of Kinzel: The Foolish" (June 1984 Fantasy Book); all his novels have been with Lee, primarily the Liaden Universe sequence of Space Opera tales, set in expansive (though not adventurously ...


Film (1968). Comacico/Copernic/Lira/Ascot Cineraid. Written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard. Cast includes Mireille Darc, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Valerie Lagrange, Jean-Pierre Léaud and Jean Yanne. 103 minutes. Colour. / A Fabulation rather than sf proper, Godard's Satirical and violent film contains sf elements in its allegory of the Decline of the West. The progression of the film is from social order through ...

Howard, Robin G

(1939-    ) UK author of the Jim Long sequence of Space Opera adventures for Young Adult readers, comprising Jim Long – Space Agent – Ancient Ones of Light (1994), White Hole: Jim Long – Space Agent (2000), Soulgate: Temple of Souls (2006), Divine Fanaticism (2010) and Battle of the Archangel (2012 ebook), plus the ...

Monster and the Girl, The

Film (1941). Paramount Pictures. Produced by Jack Moss. Directed by Stuart Heisler. Written by Anthony Stuart from his story. Cast includes Rod Cameron, Ellen Drew, Charles Gemora, Paul Lukas, Robert Paige, Onslow Stevens, Phillip Terry and George Zucco. 65 minutes. Black and white. / Susan Webster (Drew) leaves her small town to come to New York, where meets and marries Larry Reid (Paige). Unfortunately, as she discovers the following morning, Reid is a ...


The lunar voyage has a long literary history, having developed from a standard framework for social Satire to become one of the archetypal projects of speculative fiction. Major works in the former tradition include two second-century tales by Lucian of Samosata, Francis Godwin's The Man in the Moone (1638), the first part of Cyrano de Bergerac's ...

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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