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Rice, Waubgeshig

(?   -    ) Canadian journalist, broadcaster and author, active from around 2000; he is Anishinaabe, born in the Wasauksing First Nation, an entity adjacent to Parry Sound, Ontario. He is of sf interest for the Moon of the Crusted Snow sequence beginning with Moon of the Crusted Snow (2018), set in a Near Future world most of which has suffered a systemic collapse, though a remote ...

Rushton, William

(1937-1996) UK actor, cartoonist, editor, journalist and author who often wrote or drew as Willie Rushton. The influence of J B Morton is particularly clear in serial cartoon Satires like Brimstone Belcher (June 1960-March 1961 Liberal News), an influence which permeated the journal Private Eye, which Rushton co-founded in 1961. As actor and comic, he was a founding participant in the UK satirical ...

Williams, F P

(1848-1930) US author of Hallie Marshall: A True Daughter of the South (1900), an Alternate History in which the South has won the American Civil War after its victory at Gettysburg; as witnessed by a visitor from our world, the "Southland", which retains slavery, continues to flourish in 1900. Blacks, here normally called darkies, are more than content (see Race in SF). The visitor falls in love with Hallie ...

Boston, Bruce

(1943-    ) US poet (see Poetry) and prose author whose early work tended to the surreal, but who began – with stories like "Break" for New Worlds 7 (anth 1974) edited by Hilary Bailey and Charles Platt – to invoke fantasy and sf themes. His early poetry – much of it not genre at all, and almost all of it couched in a classically lucid voice ...

Threshold

US tv series (2005-2006). Paramount Television Network/Heyday Film/Brannon Productions for CBS-TV and SKY-1 TV (UK). Created by Brannon Braga, David S Goya, and David Heyman. Produced by Andre' Bormanis. Karen Moore, and David Livingston. Directors include John F Showalter, Norberto Barba and Bill Eagles. Writers include Braga, Anne McGrail and Michael Sussman. Cast includes Robert Benedict, Peter Dinklage, Charles S Dutton, Carla Gugino, Brent Spinner and Brian Van Holt. Thirteen ...

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. He began to publish work of genre interest with an sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" in Triquarterly for Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959]; he began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and later in ...



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