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Chase, Adam

Pseudonym used usually by Milton Lesser alone, but once in collaboration with Paul W Fairman on The Golden Ape (1959), based on "Quest of the Golden Ape" (January-March 1957 Amazing) as by Adam Chase and Ivar Jorgensen, the latter being a House Name associated in that spelling with Fairman. [JC] links / Internet Speculative Fiction Database Picture Gallery

Maughan, Tim

(?   -    ) Scottish journalist and author now resident in Canada, who began to publish work of genre interest with "Havana Augmented" in Ergosphere (anth 2010) edited by Rick Novy; Paintwork (coll 2011), assembles three post-Cyberpunk stories dominated by Maughan's exceedingly alert sense of twenty-first developments in online Technology (see Internet) and the Media Landscape in general. He then wrote a short film, the Near Future In the Robot Skies (2016) ...

Super Force

US tv series (1990-1992). Premiere/Viacom Enterprises. Syndicated. Created by James J McNamara. Produced by Michael Attanasio, Roderick Taylor. Directors included Sidney Hayers, Tom DeSimone, Russ Mayberry. Writers included Jeffrey Mandel, Bruce A Taylor, Janis Hendler. Cast includes Patrick Macnee, Ken Olandt and Larry B Scott. One two-hour pilot film plus 44 30-minute episodes. Colour. / 2020. Astronaut Zachary Stone (Olandt) returns from a successful Mars mission to his home City of ...

Butler, Ewan

(1911-1974) UK journalist (The Times, Daily Mail) and author, son of Sir Harold Butler, a politician who founded the International Labour Office in Geneva; educated at Eton; served in World War Two. In his supernatural thriller, "Talk of the Devil" (1948), the Devil visits England with foul consequences. Of sf interest is his Hitler Wins tale, Without Apology: The Autobiography of Sir George Maudesley, Bart (1968), in which a figure like Oswald Mosley justifies his role as head of the puppet ...

MacLeod, Angus

(1906-1978) Scottish author of fiction and plays for Radio. His sf novels are The Body's Guest (1958), in which a yoga machine built by an Indian physicist switches identities (see Identity Exchange) between nine Scots and a bull, with mildly amusing results, and The Eighth Seal (1962), set on a Scottish Island where a Mad Scientist is involved in a scheme to leucotomize the human race, whether in order to save or to damn it being unclear. [JC/PN]

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...

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