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Miller, Steve

(1950-2024) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Shalgiel" for Flux Magazine in 1976, one of his few solo works, as he soon began collaborating with Sharon Lee with "The Naming of Kinzel: The Foolish" (June 1984 Fantasy Book); all his novels have been with Lee, primarily the Liaden Universe sequence of Space Opera tales, set in expansive (though not adventurously ...


US tv mini-series (1998). Hallmark Entertainment Distribution/MGM Television for ABC-TV. Produced by Brent-Karl Clackson. Directed by Stuart Gillard. Written by Rockne S O'Bannon, based on the novel White Shark (1994; vt Peter Benchley's Creature 1998) by Peter Benchley. Cast includes Kim Cattralls, Colm Feore, Craig T Nelson and Brian Steele. Special effects by Stan Winston. 240 minutes. Colour. / During the Vietnam War, ...

Lunar Lander

Videogame (1969). Designed by Jim Storer. Platforms: Mainframe, Arcade, Others. / The first version of Lunar Lander, known as the Lunar Landing Game (1969 Mainframe) and designed by Jim Storer, was turn-based, using a keyboard to accept commands and a teletype printer to display the results. In a homage to the Apollo missions, players had to land a lunar module on the surface of the Moon, while conserving ...

Tunnel, The

Film (1935; vt Trans-Atlantic Tunnel US). Gaumont. Directed by Maurice Elvey. Written by Clemence Dane, L du Garde Peach, based on Der Tunnel (1913; trans 1915) by Bernhard Kellermann. Cast includes George Arliss, Leslie Banks, Richard Dix, Madge Evans, Walter Huston, C Aubrey Smith and Helen Vinson. 94 minutes. Black and white. / A UK remake of the successful German film Der ...

Asnin, Scott

(1944-    ) US author known exclusively for A Cold Wind from Orion (1980), one of several near-future Disaster novels published around 1980, and not the least effective of them. The falling object in this case is a satellite, which contains a biological warfare threat. [JC]

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. His first professional publication was a long sf-tinged poem, "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly); he only began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and sf proper with ...

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