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Simpson, D G B

(?   -    ) UK author of Anti-Gas (circa 1940-1945 chap), a World War Two tale in which Poison gas is defeated through pluck and a timely Invention. [JC]

Van Rjndt, Philippe

Pseudonym of Canadian author Oleg Michaelchuk (1950-    ), who also writes as by Philip Michaels. He is of sf interest for The Trial of Adolf Hitler (1978), an Alternate History tale with Hitler Wins implications, in which Hitler, who had escaped death in World War Two, is brought to trial a quarter of a century later, and reawakens all the old vileness. In ...

Geston, Mark S

(1946-    ) US attorney and author whose remarkable first novel Lords of the Starship (1967) was published while he was still a student at Kenyon College. This work, which establishes the dark mood of all his fiction and, like its immediate successors – each of which is a study in cultural and technological Decadence set in a weary, war-torn Far-Future Earth – describes a depressive ...

Angel Cop

Japanese Original Video Animation (OVA) (1989-1994; original title Enzeru Koppu). DAST. Directed by Ichirō Itano. Written by Shō Aikawa and Ichirō Itano. Voice cast includes Mika Doi, Masashi Ebara, Kumiko Hironaka, Kōichi Kitamura, Osamu Saka and Kenji Utsumi. Six 27-34 minute episodes. Colour. / Japan is the world's number one economic power but suffers violent attacks from international terrorists who resent its global ...

Ingermanson, Randall

(1958-    ) US author in whose City of God sequence of Christian Time Travel tales – comprising Transgression (2000), Premonition (2003) and Retribution (2004) – a Jewish physicist initiates a plot to kill the apostle Paul; further volumes in the sequence continue to explore post-Biblical times. The Near Future Oxygen sequence – comprising ...

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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