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Wattenberg, Ben J

Working name of US neo-conservative political commentator and author Joseph Ben Zion Wattenberg (1933-2015), whose Against All Enemies: A Novel of the White House (1977) with Ervin S Duggan is a Future War novel told from a moderately conservative standpoint, in which conflict is generated by a fissure between the views of the American President and Vice-President. [JC]

Frankish, H

(?   -?   ) UK author, long thought to be pseudonymous but in fact not so. His one published book is Dr Cunliffe, Investigator (coll of linked stories 1913), featuring the exploits of the eponymous Scientist/investigator/Superhero whose assignments from Scotland Yard involve him with at least one Alien, a Vampire, a transplanted ...

Tucker, James B

(1922-    ) UK teacher and author of Not an Earthly Chance (1970), a Space Opera for Robert Hale Limited in which Aliens from the Moon plan to take over our world. [JC/DRL]

Mason, Mary

(?   -    ) US author, married since 1987 to Stephen Goldin, with whom she collaborated on the short and lightweight Rehumanization of Jade Darcy sf sequence; see his entry for more. [DRL]

Max Headroom

UK made-for-tv film (1985); US tv series (1987-1988). Chrysalis/Channel 4 (UK); Chrysalis/Lakeside-Lorimar Telepictures (US). Created by Steve Roberts (screenplay) and George Stone, Annabel Jankel, Rocky Morton (story). Produced by Peter Wagg, Brian Frankish, Roberts. Writers included Roberts, Philip DeGuere, Michael Cassutt. Directors included Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel (UK teleplay), Farhad Mann, Tommy Lee Wallace, Thomas J Wright, Victor ...

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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