Friday, June 21, 2019

FRIDAY'S "FORGOTTEN" BOOKS AND MORE: the links to the reviews: 21 June 2019

This week's books and more, unfairly (or sometimes fairly) neglected, or simply those the reviewers below think you might find of some interest (or, infrequently, you should be warned away from); certainly, most weeks we have a few not at all forgotten titles...if I've missed your review or someone else's, please let me know in comments. And Evan Lewis and Robert Napier want you to hear Bill Crider, as Billy Boy and the BBs, performing "Don't Be Cruel" and "Blue Suede Shoes"... 

Brian Bigelow: Night Shift and It Was Different at the Time by Inez Holden

Les Blatt: Music Tells All by E. R. Punshon

Elgin Bleecker: The Mask of Dimitrios by Eric Ambler

Joachim Boaz: Emphyrio by Jack Vance; Mindship by Gerard F. Conway 

Joe Bonadonna: Dystopian fiction, by J. G. Ballard among others 

Ben Boulden: Overkill by Vanda Symon

Allison Brennan: Promised Land by Robert B. Parker

Carla Buhlert: The Valley of Creation and Outside the Universe by Edmond Hamilton; Escape Around the Cosmos by Gardner F. Fox

Martin Edwards: Obelists Fly High by C. Daly King

Peter Enfantino and Jack Seabrook: Warren Comics, January/February 1967 

Will Errickson: The Doll Who Ate His Mother by Ramsey Campbell

José Ignacio Escribano: The Clocks by Agatha Christie

Paul Fraser: Short Fiction, March/April 2019, edited by Ellen Datlow, George R. R. Martin and Cory Skerry

John Grant: Black Widow (aka Fatal Woman) by "Patrick Quentin" (in this case, Richard Webb and Hugh Wheeler); Who Else but She? (aka Black Widow) by S. Fowler Wright

Aubrey Hamilton: The Cursing Stones Murder by George Bellairs

Rich Horton: Doom Castle by Neil Munro; Ruled Britannia and short fiction by Harry Turtledove; The Gold Bug Variations by Richard Powers; Amsterdam and On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan

Jerry House: Murder of a Wife by Henry Kuttner (and Catherine L. Moore)

Kate Jackson: Wall of Eyes by Margaret Millar; Murder in the Mill Race by E. C. R. Lorac; Agatha Christie: Investigating Femininity by Merja Makinen 

Tracy K: The Wolves of Winter by Tyrell Johnson; Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie

Colman Keane: The Music of What Happens and Death and the Language of Happiness by John Straley

George Kelley: The Great SF Stories 10 (1948) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg

Joe Kenney: The Last Ranger #7: The Vile Village by "Craig Sargent" (Jan Stacy); Circle of Iron by Robert Weverka (loosely based on a film script by Bruce Lee and Stirling Silliphant)

Rob Kitchin: Finding Nouf by Zoë Ferraris 

B. V. Lawson: Through a Glass, Darkly by Helen McCloy

Evan Lewis: Screen Oddities by Roscoe Fawcett; "The Davy Crockett Mystery" drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, Forbidden Worlds, December 1955, edited by Richard Hughes; "The Phantom Detective" (comics debut of pulp character) by "Robert Wallace" and Everett Hibbard, Thrilling Comics, April 1946, edited (?) by Ned Pines

Steve Lewis: The Brave, Bad Girls by Thomas B. Dewey; "The Small Assassin" by Ray Bradbury, Dime Mystery, November 1946, edited by Rogers Terill; Blood Standard by Laird Barron; "Adrift Among the Ghosts" by Jack Chalker (first published in his collection Dance Band on the Titanic); "The Unicorn's Daughter" by Edward D. Hoch, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, January 1982, edited by Cathleen Jordan

John F. Norris: Seven Clues in Search of a Crime by Bruce Graeme
John O'Neill: Out of the Deeps by "John Wyndham" (John Benyon Harris); Gaslight, Ghosts and Ghouls by R. Chetwynd Hayes (edited by Stephen Jones)

Matt Paust: All That I Have by Castle Freeman, Jr. 

James Reasoner: Blood Trail by Gardner F. Fox; Peacemaker Award nominees

Richard Robinson: The Star Beast by Robert A. Heinlein

Gerard Saylor: Sins of the Father by Christa Faust

Jack Seabrook: "Three Wives Too Many" by Kenneth Fearing (Michael Shayne Mystery Magazine, September 1956 [first issue, before title-change], edited by Leo Margulies)

Victoria Silverwolf: Worlds of Tomorrow, August 1964, edited by Frederik Pohl

Kerrie Smith: Murder at the Manor edited by Martin Edwards

Kevin Tipple: Organized to Death by Jan Christensen

"TomCat": Hardly a Man is Now Alive by Herbert Brean

Lisa Yaszek: "Pelt" by Carol Emshwiller (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, November 1958, edited by Robert P. Mills)

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Memorial for Carol Emshwiller: 27 July 2019, 1-5pm, at Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Ave, New York, New York 10003

Erroneously, the date was reported as 27 June in the first posting of this note. All my sleepiness.

Eve, Susan and Stoney Emshwiller have announced a memorial for their mother Carol, 
on Saturday, 27 July from at 1 PM – 5 PM
at Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Ave, New York, New York 10003; (212) 505-5181

"Eve, Susan, and Stoney cordially invite you to join us for a memorial celebrating the life and work of our mom, Carol Emshwiller.

"During the ceremony we’ll be welcoming folks to share remembrances, recite a poem, sing a song, or read something appropriate, if so inclined.

"We hope you can make it, but even if you can’t: please spread the word about this event. If you think of someone missing from our guest list who you believe would be interested in the memorial, feel free to invite them (we’ve adjusted the settings of this Facebook Event so that anyone can add invitees). The more family members, friends, peers, editors, publishers, former students, fellow authors, and fans of her work, the better. Come one, come all!

"After the ceremony, we’ll offer a little nosh and humble snack or two at the same location. Maybe even a beverage. Nothing too fancy, or our mom would be ticked off about all the 'fuss' we’ve made and strike us down with a lightning bolt."

(Carol Emshwiller on Sweet Freedom)

Friday, June 14, 2019

FRIDAY'S "FORGOTTEN" BOOKS AND MORE: the links to reviews: 14 June 2019

This week's books and more, unfairly (or sometimes fairly) neglected, or simply those the reviewers below think you might find of some interest (or, infrequently, you should be warned away from); certainly, most weeks we have a few not at all forgotten titles...if I've missed your review or someone else's, please let me know in comments.

Patricia Abbott: Landscape with Fragmented Figures by Jeff Vande Zande

Hepzibah Anderson and John O'Neill: Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner

Pritpaul Bains: The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

Brian Bigelow: Journey through a Lighted Room by Margaret Parton

Les Blatt: A Knife for Harry Dodd by George Bellairs

Joachim Boaz: Seconds by David Ely; Daybreak on a Different Mountain by Colin Greenland 

John Boston: Amazing: Fact and Science Fiction Stories, July 1964, edited by Cele Goldsmith Lalli

Ben Boulden: A Talent for Killing (including Deadman's Game) by Ralph Dennis

Brian Busby: The Black Donnellys by Thomas P. Kelley

Martin Edwards: Goodbye, Friend by Sébastien Japrisot (translated by Patricia Allen Dreyfus)

Peter Enfantino: Atlas (pre-Marvel) horror comics: June 1952

Peter Enfantino and Jack Seabrook: DC war comics, February 1975

Will Errickson: In a Lonely Place and Why Not You and I? by Karl Edward Wagner

José Ignacio Escribano: Maigret in Vichy by Georges Simenon (translated by Ros Schwartz)

Curtis Evans: Who wrote which of the "Patrick Quentin"/"Q. Patrick"/"Jonathan Stagge" novels

Olman Feelyus: Horizon by Helen MacInnes

Paul Fraser: Famous Fantastic Mysteries, August 1946, edited by Mary Gnaedinger (The Twenty-Fifth Hour by Herbert Best and a short story by Bram Stoker); The Great SF Stories 11 (1949) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg

John Grant: Summer of the Big Bachi by Naomi Hirahara; Silk by Alessandro Barrico (translated by Guido Waldman)

Aubrey Hamilton: The Cat Screams by Todd Downing

Rich Horton: Kate Wilhelm short fiction; The Accidental Time Machine by Joe Haldeman

Jerry House: Three by Kuttner by Henry Kuttner (edited and introduced by Virgil Utter)

Kate Jackson: The Strange Case of Harriet Hall by "Moray Dalton" (Katherine Dalton Renoir); Appointment with Yesterday by Celia Fremlin

Tracy K: The Dusty Bookcase by Brian Busby

Colman Keane: Snout by Tim Stevens

George Kelley: The Golden Age of Science Fiction by John Wade; Best Seller: A Century of America's Favorite Books by Robert McParland

Joe Kenney: Hickey & Boggs by Philip Rock (from the script by Walter Hill); Revenge at Indy by "Larry Kenyon" (Lew Louderback)

Rob Kitchin: London Rules by Mick Herron

Kate Laity: "Rabbit in a Trap" by Sandra Seamans

B. V. Lawson: The Saint in Europe by Leslie Charteris; Exeunt Murderers: The Best Mystery Stories of Anthony Boucher by "Anthony Boucher" (William White)

Fritz Leiber: "Try and Change the Past" (Astounding Science Fiction, March 1958, edited by John W. Campbell, Jr.)

Evan Lewis: A Badge for a Badman by "Brian Wynne" (Brian Garfield)

Steve Lewis: The Dark Kiss by Douglas Enefer; Joy House by "Day Keene" (Gunard Hjertstedt) 

John F. Norris: The Sealed Room Murder by Michael Crombie

Matt Paust: The Everrumble by Michelle Elvy

James Reasoner: Tall, Dark and Dead by Kermit Jaediker

Richard Robinson: Starman Jones by Robert Heinlein

Janet Rudolph: Crime Fiction for Father's Day

Gerard Saylor: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke 

Steven H Silver: Heavy Metal magazine, edited by Sean Kelly, Valerie Merchant, Ted White et al.

Kerrie Smith: A High Mortality of Doves by Kate Ellis

Duane Spurlock: Santa Fe Passage by "Clay Fisher" (Henry Wilson Allen)

Bruce Sterling et al.: Cheap Truth, the cyberpunk, etc. fanzine

Kevin Tipple: Oregon Hill by Howard Owen

"TomCat": Damning Trifles by Maurice C. Johnson 

Matthew Wurtz: Galaxy Science Fiction, August 1954, edited by H. L. Gold

Monday, June 10, 2019

A bit of television history...New York City, 10 January 1961, and the need for DVRs a half-century early...

On Tuesday, 10 Jan '61, New Yorkers were offered the following on their slew of VHF stations (the New York Daily News, my source for this information, didn't bother to list the UHF stations in those days, which seems more than a little high-handed, perhaps in part since they owned one of the VHF stations, WPIX-11). "Primetime" began at 7:30pm on most networks and the independent stations in those years (except, as still is true, on Sundays). This was a fairly typical night on CBS and WOR (it would be nice to know what the To Be Announced film was on WOR), very unsurprisingly a western series-dominated night on ABC, and a mostly unimpressive lineup on WPIX, though this isn't Too surprising, either...WPIX did do its part for the angels and tax breaks by running classroom/educational programming, provided by META, the not terribly "meta" Metropolitan Educational Television Association, weekday mornings and early afternoons, as there was no NET station in NYC in those pre-PBS usurpation of  National Educational Television days. 

But where things start getting crazily impressive to me is in the shank of primetime, when we have at 8p the Metromedia station, WNEW, importing the BBC hit An Age of Kings, some months before NET managed to wrangle rights for national distribution to public stations, then at 8:30p nothing that can be considered worse than somewhat interesting, and while I'd definitely watch the staging of the Graham Greene play on the NTA network's The Play of the Week series, I'd probably flip over to both Hitchcock Presents and An Age of Kings during commercials. And then to AHP:'s  NBC follow-up during the next hour's commercials, the anthology Thriller, hosted by Boris Karloff and occasionally featuring him as an actor, though this early in that series' first season, they hadn't started presenting the horror episodes that really made the series, being more an imitation Hitchcock show at first. 

WCBS-2 Tallahassee 7000 As CBS wasn't programming 7:30pm ET/PT on Tuesdays in 1960-61, WCBS opted for this original syndication series from Columbia/Screen Gems, starring Walter Matthau as a Florida-based investigator.
WRCA-4 Laramie (the NBC station, RCA having been the parent corporation of NBC till then and for some time to come; renamed WNBC later in 1960)
WNEW-5 Tightrope! (syndicated repeat: A series that had a single season on CBS in 1959-60 [and a shortlived fiction magazine tie-in in '60], highly rated against stiff competition but strangled in an argument between its sponsors and famously obnoxious CBS executive James Aubrey. WNEW had been WABD when one of the two founding stations of the Dumont Network, defunct 1956, and would soon become WNYW, which it still would be when a founding station of the FBC/Fox network, and remains today.)
WABC-7 The Bugs Bunny Show (the first iteration of The BB Show.)
WOR-9 I Remember Mama the film (the independent station best remembered in its early decades for its commitment to notable film programming)
WPIX-11 New York News and Weather (continuing from 7:10pm)
WNTA-13 Stagecoach to Fury, a film (continuing from 6:30pm) (WNTA was the founding station of the NTA [National Telefilm Associates] Film Network, a good shot at a fourth commercial network in the US that began operations in 1956, as Dumont and the Paramount Television Network were both winding down, which left a number of their affiliates in larger cities without a network to affiliate with...NTA hoped to fill that hole, and did so with limited success till shutting down itself in 1962, becoming solely a syndicator and selling WNTA-13 to the NET interests in the city, who first tagged it WNDT ["New Dimensions in Television"], and then renamed it WNET in 1970, when NET the network/production facility was basically forced to merge with WNDT to survive at all, as the Ford Foundation and government-backed Corporation for Public Broadcasting funding interests forced the newly-created PBS into the national network role in place of the somewhat left-leaning and more independent-minded NET.)

WCBS Father Knows Best The series was done in Spring 1960, but CBS offered repeats in the '60-'61 season... presumably as a convenience for those stations which wanted to run a local or syndicated hour starting at 7:30pm, as well as to those who only wanted the fiest half-hour to themselves.
WNEW An Age of Kings episode 1 "Richard II: The Hollow Crown" (the US premiere of a clangorous 1960 BBC series that would be a huge success also when offered nationwide in the US by NET in the Autumn of 1961, the first Standard Oil-sponsored programming on NET) It's probably no accident that WNEW decided to slot their prestigious, dramatic import against the NTA series The Play of the Week, in an attempt to divide audiences for that rather popular series on Channel 13 (and well-regarded around the country).
WPIX Divorce Court (an hourlong program, apparently!--this first version of the series ran for an hour at a time)
WNTA The Mike Wallace Interview Mai Britt and Sammy Davis, Jr., a "controversially" married couple at the time making their first public announcement of their wedding (this series began on ABC in 1957, after Wallace had gained a following for his 1956 Dumont but NYC-only series Night Beat; Wallace and ABC had an almost Smothers Brothers/CBS-level tempestuous relation, and The Mike Wallace Interview left ABC in 1959...and continued on the NTA Film Network in 1960-61; the link to the video archive on the series' name above includes episodes from both the ABC and NTA versions of the series).

WRCA Alfred Hitchcock Presents: "Summer Shade"
WABC The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp episode "Horse Thief"
WNTA: The Play of the Week Graham Greene's The Potting Shed, starring Fritz Weaver, Nancy Wickwire and Frank Conroy. NTA's most prestigious series. This might be the soundtrack from The Play of theWeek production.

WCBS The Tom Ewell Show "Try It on for Size"
WRCA Thriller episode "The Poisoner" (the next week's would be the interesting, odd John Holbrook aka Jack Vance adaptation "Man in the Cage")

WABC Stagecoach West episode "Come Home Again" (Wayne Rogers's first series)
WOR Film TBA (guess we'll never know...a Dialing for Dollars callers' selection?--no, WNEW apparently did DfD in NYC)
WPIX Flight episode "Texas Fliers"; syndicated docudrama series.

WNEW Wrestling (This seems like odd "flow" from the Shakespeare histories in historical context...but the groundlings would probably dig it.)

WCBS The Red Skelton Show Danny Thomas as substitute host.
WPIX Danger Zone, narrated by "Pappy" Boyington (a documentary series, apparently, featuring the protagonist fictionalized in the 1970s Baa Baa Black Sheep/Black Sheep Squadron series; Danger Zone, probably produced with the assistance of or even by the USAF...I find only a fleeting reference to it online aside from the listing in the DN)

WCBS The Garry Moore Show (an episode featuring Eydie Gorme, Jackie Mason and Frank D'Rone)
WRCA Tribute to a Patriot: A Salute to President Eisenhower (a special presentation featuring the not quite inaugurated JFK, Nixon, UK PM Macmillan, Indian PM Nehru, West German Chancellor Adenauer, White House Press Secretary James Hagerty and others, with James Stewart narration)
WABC Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond episode "The Last Round" with Charles Bronson--so, at least four of the more widely-remembered network drama anthology series were broadcast this Tuesday.
WPIX New York Confidential  (A series commissioned or at least produced in part for ITV in the UK, based on the mostly fictional "scandal"-raking book by Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer, which ran from 1958-59 there and was syndicated in the US, clearly into the next year, at least. Not noted as a repeat.)

WABC The Case of the Dangerous Robin (ABC didn't program Tuesdays 10:30pm ET/PT this season, so WABC opted for the Ziv TV original syndicated series starring Rick Jason as insurance investigator Robin Scott)
WOR I Remember Mama, the film, repeated from earlier.
WPIX San Francisco Beat (the syndicated repeats package title for episodes of CBS's The Lineup, the tv version running 1954-1960)

WNTA Mister 880 a film starring Edmund Gwenn and Burt Lancaster

And, at 11pm, everyone not already in progress with films goes to news and then films, with the exception of WRCA, which has NBC's The Tonight Show with Jack Paar from 11:15pm to 1:05a, then five minutes of news, five minutes of a young Dr. Joyce Brothers, then their 1:15am movie, something unidentified with Anatole Winogradoff, who wasn't the busiest a/v actor in IMDb (he did have a fair amount of stage credits, and some radio drama), so possibly even a kinescope of the WNBC (then WNBT) 1945 production of Maxwell Anderson's Winterset...

More links to come...

The Play of the Week--some of the episodes have been released on home video dvds:

Friday, June 7, 2019

FRIDAY'S "FORGOTTEN" BOOKS AND MORE: The Links to the Reviews: 7 June 2019

This week's books and more, unfairly (or sometimes fairly) neglected, or simply those the reviewers below think you might find of some interest (or, infrequently, you should be warned away from); certainly, most weeks we have a few not at all forgotten titles...if I've missed your review or someone else's, please let me know in comments.
Patricia Abbott: City of Bones by Michael Connelly; The Widower's Notebook by Jonathan Santlofer

Scott Adlerberg: Hopscotch by Brian Garfield

Brad Bigelow: The Mere Living by "B. Bergson Spiro" (Betty Miller)

Les Blatt: Hopjoy Was Here by Colin Watson

Elgin Bleecker: Zero Day by David Baldacci

Joachim Boaz: Halcyon Drift by Brian Stableford; "The Death of Odjigh" by Marcel Schwob (translated by Kit Schluter)

Joe Bonadonna: A Survey of Dystopian Novels, H. G. Wells onward

Ben Boulden: A Mammoth Murder by Bill Crider

G. S. E. Cooney: On Gene Wolfe

Woelf Dietrich: "Wolves Beyond the Border" by Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp (Conan the Usurper, Lancer Books 1967)

Martin Edwards: The Girl in Cabin B54 by Lucille Fletcher; disappointing cruise-shipboard mysteries

Peter Enfantino and Jack Seabrook: Warren Comics magazines, November/December 1966

Peter Enfantino: Atlas (pre-Marvel) horror comics, May 1952

Will Errickson: Silver Scream edited by David J. Schow

José Ignacio Escribano: The Mongol Plot aka The Mongolian Conspiracy by Rafael Bernal (translated by Katherine Silver) 

Curtis Evans: Murder at the Women's City Club by "Q. Patrick" (in this case, Richard Webb and Martha Kelley);further details on this novel and its (unspecified but) Philadelphia setting 

Olman Feelyus: A Black Fox Running by Brian Carter; Midnight in Europe by Alan Furst  

Paul Fraser: Astounding Science-Fiction, January 1949, edited by John W. Campbell, Jr.  

Barry Gardner: Point of Darkness by Mike Phillips 

John Grant: Force of Nature by Jane Harper; The Wind in the Rose-Bush and Other Tales of the Supernatural by Mary Wilkins Freeman 

Aubrey Hamilton: I Start Counting by Audrey Erskine Lindop 

Rich Horton: The Interior Life by "Katherine Blake" (Dorothy Heydt); A Point of Honor by Dorothy J. Heydt; Kit Reed's short fiction; Ray Nayler short fiction; Margo Lanagan short fiction; Kristine Kathryn Rusch short fiction; The Sky is Falling and Badge of Infamy by "Lester del Rey" (Leonard Knapp)  

Jerry House: Closeup and Comedy by Erskine Johnson and George Scarbo 

Kate Jackson: Three Sisters Flew Home by Mary Fitt; Through a Glass, Darkly by Helen McCloy

Nick Jones: Anthony Price, 1928-2019

Tracy K: Save the Last Dance for Me by Ed Gorman 

Colman Keane: "Found Money" by Steve Brewer; There Was a Crooked Man by "Day Keene" (Gunard Hjertsted)

George Kelley: Literary Swordsmen and Sorcerers: The Makers of Heroic Fantasy by L. Sprague de Camp; Conan's World and Robert E. Howard by Darrell Schweitzer 

Joe Kenney: Prime Cut by "Mike Roote" (Leonore Fleischer); Bodyguard #2: The Blonde Target by Richard Reinsmith 

(TM's review of the film Prime Cut)

Rob Kitchin: Bolivar: American Liberator by Marie Arana 

B. V. Lawson: Exeunt Murderers: The Best Mystery Stories of Anthony Boucher by "Anthony Boucher" (William White) 

Fritz Leiber: "Knight to Move" with annotation by Ted Gioia and others

Evan Lewis: Wild Times by Brian Garfield; Zorro and the Dragon Riders by David Bergantino; "Fact Realism vs. TV is 'em Real?" by Jack Davis, Crazy, March 1959  

Steve Lewis: "Barred Doors" by T. T. Flynn, Detective Fiction Weekly, 18 May 1935; The Book of the Dead by Robert Richardson; "The Sad Serbian" by Frank Gruber,Black Mask, March 1939; "Thus Love Betrays Us" by Phyllis Maclellan, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, September 1972, edited by Edward Ferman; The Case of the Late Pig by Margery Allingham

Gideon Marcus: Analog Science Fact->Science Fiction, June 1964, edited by John W. Campbell, Jr. 

Francis M. Nevins on John Creasey, Cornell Woolrich and others 

John F. Norris: Wishes Limited by W. A. Darlington

John O'Neill: A Survey of Anthologies from Weird Tales ***(Todd Mason's survey of WT anthologies)

Matt Paust: Kon-Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl

James Reasoner: El Cazador by Chuck Dixon and Steve Epting

Kurt Reichenbaugh: Manhunt, October 1961, edited by John Underwood 

Richard Robinson: The Wall Around the World by Theodore R. Cogswell

Gerard Saylor: Even Dogs in the Wild by Ian Rankin; The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantu 

Jack Seabrook: the Alfred Hitchcock Presents: literary adaptations of James Cavanagh

Steven H Silver: On Wings of Song by Thomas M. Disch; "The Way of Cross and Dragon" by George R. R. Martin, Omni, October 1979, edited by Kathi Keeton (Ben Bova, fiction editor) 

Victoria Silverwolf: Worlds of Tomorrow, August 1963, edited by Frederik Pohl 

Kerrie Smith: Don't Let Him Go by Harlan Coben

Kevin Tipple: Game Face by Mark Troy 

"TomCat": Unholy Dying by R. T. Campbell

Prashant Trikannad: Dangerous Lady by Martina Cole

David Vineyard: The Little People by "John Christopher" (Christopher Youd)