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Cox, Greg

Working name of US author William Gregory Cox (1959-    ), who began to publish work of genre interest with "Empty Screen Lament" for Fantasy Book, May 1983. Most of his fiction comprises Ties to various comics characters; they include Iron Man, beginning with Iron Man: The Armor Trap (1995), and X-Men & Avengers, beginning with X-Men & the Avengers: Gamma Quest, Book 1: Lost and Found (1999), both Marvel Comics franchises, as well as a Daredevil film tie, Daredevil ...

Ray Bradbury Theater

US tv series (1985-1986; 1988-1992). Atlantis Films/Wilcox Productions for Home Box Office (HBO) and later USA Network. Executive producers Michael MacMillan, Larry Wilcox, Ray Bradbury; produced by Seaton McLean; teleplays by Bradbury, based on his own stories. Leading actors included Drew Barrymore, James Coco, Jeff Goldblum, Nick Mancuso, Peter O'Toole, William Shatner. 65 episodes of 23-28 minutes. Season one comprised six segments, the first three in 1985, the second three originally shown ...

Le Page, Rand

A House Name used by the publishers Curtis Warren for some routine Space Operas and Space Flight adventures published 1952-1953. Authors included William Henry Fleming Bird with War of Argos (1952); John S Glasby with three titles in collaboration with Arthur Roberts [see Checklist below], Brian Holloway with "A" Men (1952); Denis Hughes with Asteroid Forma (1953); David O'Brien with Blue Asp (1952); and Cyril Protheroe with Beyond These Suns (1952). On the wrappers, Le Page was described as ...

Vance, Jack

Working name of US author John Holbrook Vance (1916-2013), who was educated at the University of California first as a mining engineer, then as a physics major and finally in journalism, though without taking a degree. During World War Two he served in the Merchant Navy, being twice torpedoed and writing his first story, "The World-Thinker", which he published with Thrilling Wonder Stories, Summer 1945. In the late 1940s and early 1950s Vance contributed a variety of short stories (one time ...

Dudley, Roy C

(1922-2011) US printing technician and author of Galactic Gambit (1971), an unremarkable Space Opera. [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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