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Gastine, Louis

(1858-1935) French author, often on subjects relating to airplane technology and air travel; a translated novel of sf interest is Les Torpilleurs de l'air: Prodigieux exploits d'un aviateur français (1912; trans G H Marchat as War in Space: Or, an Air-Craft War Between France and Germany 1913) with Louis Perrin (not acknowledged in the translation), a Future War tale set within Earth's atmosphere (not in space); a tale soon to ...

RoboCop 2

Film (1990). Orion. Directed by Irvin Kershner. Written by Frank Miller, Walon Green from a story by Miller. Cast includes Nancy Allen, Belinda Bauer, Tom Noonan, Daniel O'Herlihy and Peter Weller. 116 minutes. Colour. / Dismissed by most critics as an unimaginative retread of RoboCop, RoboCop 2 nevertheless has merits. Its narrative clarity and dash, which deliver a vision of future Detroit as one of the deeper ...

Worlds of Fantasy

1. UK pocketbook-size magazine, published by John Spencer, London; edited anonymously by Samuel Assael and Maurice Nahum. Fourteen numbered, undated issues 1950-1954. / Worlds of Fantasy is almost identical to the other three Spencer juvenile-sf magazines of the 1950s, Futuristic Science Stories, Tales of Tomorrow and ...

Asnin, Scott

(1944-    ) US author known exclusively for A Cold Wind from Orion (1980), one of several near-future Disaster novels published around 1980, and not the least effective of them. The falling object in this case is a satellite, which contains a biological warfare threat. [JC]

Washburn, Anne

(circa 1970-    ) US playwright, active from before 2000, whose first drama of sf interest, Mr Burns: A Post-Electric Play (performed 2012; 2013), begins in the Near Future after a worldwide Disaster has ended civilization. The play is constructed as a vaudeville enacted by a troop of unnamed characters, in the context of which various routines and memories – specifically the "Cape ...

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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