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Lohrman, Paul

House Name used on the Ziff-Davis magazines by Richard Shaver, Paul W Fairman and perhaps others on seven stories 1950-1953. "The World of the Lost" (March 1950 Fantastic Adventures) has been definitely attributed to Shaver. [PN] links / Internet Speculative Fiction Database

Javor, Frank A

Working name of US author Francis Anthony Jaworski (1916-2003), who wrote an estimated 10,000 "how to" articles for service magazines; he also wrote as F A Javor. He published six stories in sf magazines in 1963 and 1964, his first such appearance being "Patriot" (August 1963 Analog); three tales were included in the Judith Merril Year's Best S-F series of anthologies. The Eli Pike series of sf novels – The Rim-World Legacy (1967; exp as coll vt The Rim-World Legacy and Beyond 1991), ...

Sengoku Jieitai

Film (1981; vt Time Slip). Toho. Directed by Kosei Saito. Written by Toshio Kaneda, based on Sengoku Jieitai ["Civil War Self-Defence Force"] (1974) by Ryō Hanmura. Cast includes Sonny Chiba, Iasao Natsuki, Jana Okada and Miyuki Ono. 139 minutes, cut to 100 minutes. Colour. / Based on one of Ryō Hanmura's intelligent novels, which use sf reinterpretations to comment on Japanese history, this tells of a troop of modern Japanese soldiers caught in a Timeslip and transported back to ...

Futurist, The

Australian Print Magazine published by Diverse Enterprises, Ferntree Gully, Victoria and edited by Geoffrey Dale; six issues, undated, between March 1996 and November 1997. It had both a web presence as well as the printed version, which was a slim A5 booklet, usually of around 80 pages. The website promised to run new stories in advance of their publication in the magazine. In practice the magazine had only a few new stories and misguidedly it focused on early material, even to the point of ...

Wood, Tat

(?   -    ) Author, initially in collaboration with Lawrence Miles, of The Unauthorized Guide to Doctor Who, a nonfiction companion to the Television series Doctor Who whose first-published volume is About Time 3: The Unauthorized Guide to Doctor Who – Seasons 7 to 11 (2004) with Miles. [DRL]

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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