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Graham, H E

Pseudonym of UK soldier and author Ernest Graham Hamilton (1882-1950), in active service during World War One; along with some nonfiction, he published two books of sf interest. The Defence of Bowler Bridge: A Study in Minor Tactics (1929 chap) describes in detail a battle in which Britain defends Ruritania (see Ruritania) from its enemies. The Battle of Dora (1931) is a Future War tale on Battle of Dorking lines, with a focus on the tactics of armoured warfare. Ruritanian Jugurthia, hapless ...

Turner, Harry

(1920-2009) UK fan, artist, industrial chemist and advertising manager, eventually working in the last capacity for the Manchester Guardian and Evening News. He was first active in Fandom from the late 1930s to the end of the 1950s, drawing covers for the Fanzine incarnation of New Worlds in 1939 and publishing various fanzines including Zenith (six issues plus a letters supplement, 1941-1953) and, with Eric Needham, Now & Then (nine issues 1954-1957) [see Checklist below]; he also produced ...

Morrow Project, The

Role Playing Game (1980). Timeline Inc (TI). Designed by Kevin Dockery, Robert Sadler, Richard Tucholka. / The shadow of the World War Three that never came, a nuclear conflict between the USA and the Soviet Union, looms large over this game. The mechanics of all three editions – two from 1980 and one from 1983, all developed by TI – are highly detailed and emphasize realistic combat, reflecting the game's Survivalist influences. Its central premise is that a group of ...

Adams, Harriet Stratemeyer

(1892-1982) US author and, after the death of her father Edward Stratemeyer in 1930, editor of his publishing syndicate. Under a variety of house names, including Carolyn Keene, Franklin W Dixon and Laura Lee Hope, she was herself responsible for writing approximately 170 of the Stratemeyer Syndicate novels about the Bobbsey Twins, the Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew and others; for further titles, she supplied plots and outlines. Under the House Name Victor Appleton she wrote the last three volumes in ...

Asteroids

The asteroids (or minor planets) mostly lie between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. The first to be discovered was Ceres, identified by Giuseppe Piazzi (1746-1826) in 1801; three more, including Vesta and Pallas, were discovered in the same decade, and hundreds of thousands have now been catalogued. Only a few are over 150 km (100 miles) in diameter, the largest – Ceres, classified since 2006 as a dwarf planet rather than an asteroid – being some 700 km (435 miles) across. A once ...

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 and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...



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