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Checklists of published works are a new feature, added in this third edition of the encyclopedia. These include affiliate links and links to SF Gateway titles, both automatically added to italicized book titles by the website software and coloured as links in the ordinary way. Such links go to SF Gateway if the book is found there; otherwise, to the encyclopedia's generic shopping page allowing search of various online bookstores. / Entries for persons who have published relevant books ...

Telep, Peter

(1965-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Pathosphere" with David Hamilton in Visions for Fall 1988; he has published work under at least three pseudonyms, Pete Callahan, P W Storm and Ben Weaver. Most of his time has been devoted to action-oriented adventure series, most of them sf or fantasy: the Squire trilogy beginning with Squire (1995), which is Arthurian fantasy; Space: Above and Beyond, a short series of two Ties to the Television series ...

Voss Bark, Conrad

(1913-2000) UK journalist and author, a well-known parliamentary correspondent for the BBC; most of his fiction was nonfantastic, including the William Holmes thrillers about a troubleshooter for the British government [not listed]. His first novel, Sealed Entrance (1947) as C Voss-Bark, is a Lost Race tale set in the hinterlands of Albania. The Big Wave: The Day London Collapsed (1979) is set in Near Future London, which as the title indicates is destroyed through a Disaster; ten millions ...

Phase IV

Film (1973). Alced/Paramount/PBR Productions. Directed by Saul Bass. Written by Mayo Simon. Cast includes Nigel Davenport, Lynne Frederick and Michael Murphy. 91 minutes, cut to 84 minutes. Colour. / A battle of wits takes place between, on the one hand, a fanatical Scientist and two others living in a desert-based experimental dome and, on the other, an ant species which has acquired Intelligence. The script substitutes mysticism for science and tries too hard to emulate 2001: A Space ...

Stadt ohne Juden, Die

["The City Without Jews"] Austrian film (1924). H K Breslauer-Film. Directed by H K Breslauer. Written by Hugo Bettauer from the novel Die Stadt ohne Juden (1922), and by Breslauer. Cast includes Hans Moser, Anny Miletty, Eugen Neufeld, Johannes Riemann, Karl Terna. 80 minutes. Black and white. / Hugo Bettauer's original novel, a comic Satire set in Near Future Vienna, suffers considerable mutilation in the film version, where the satire is softened, Vienna is renamed Utopia (see Dystopia), ...

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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