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Compton, D G

(1930-2023) UK author, born of parents who were both in the theatre; he increasingly lived in the USA after 1981. As Guy Compton, he published some unremarkable detective novels, beginning with Too Many Murderers (1962), and as by Frances Lynch produced some nonfantastic Gothics throughout his career; but soon turned to sf with tales almost always set in the Near Future, and anatomizing moral dilemmas within that arena: the future is very clearly ...

Green Hornet, The

1. US tv series (1966-1967). Greenway Productions/20th Century Fox Television for ABC-TV. Characters created by George W Trendle, Fran Striker for the 1936 Radio drama version. Executive Producer: Charles B Fitzsimons. Producers: Richard M Bluel, Stanley Shpetner. Directors included William Beaudine, James Komack, Leslie H Martinson. Writers included Lorenzo Semple Jr, Paul Dubov, Sheldon Stark. Cast includes Walter Brooke, Lloyd Gough (Mike Axford), ...

Ellison, Nina E

(?   -?   ) US author whose novel, Nadine: A Romance of Two Lives (1897), complicatedly (but competently) interweaves North American travelogue (much enjoyed by the eponymous heroine of the tale), arguments on Economic developments and possibilities in America, along with an sf narrative where an Invention, an electric thought-reading machine, helps solve a murder at the climax of a courtroom ...

Shiner, Lewis

(1950-    ) US musician and author who began publishing sf with "Tinker's Damn" for Galileo #5 in October 1977, and who wrote a substantial number of tales before beginning to assemble them in Nine Hard Questions about the Nature of the Universe (coll 1990), The Edges of Things (coll 1991) and Love in Vain (coll 2001). His Collected Stories (coll 2010) conveniently assembles more than half of ...

Devil Bat, The

Film (1940; vt Killer Bats). Producers Releasing Corporation. Produced by Jack Gallagher. Directed by Jean Yarbrough (as Jean Yarborough). Written by John T Neville from an original story by George Bricker. Cast includes Yolande Donlan (credited as Yolande Mallott), Suzanne Kaaren, Bela Lugosi, Edmund Mortimer (as Edward Mortimer) and Dave O'Brien. 68 minutes. Black and white. / Dr Paul Carruthers (Lugosi) is a Mad Scientist who feels he has ...

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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