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Sirius Visions

US Semiprozine published eight times a year "on the ancient Celtic holidays" by Claddagh Press, Portland, Oregon, edited by Marybeth O'Halloran. It began with an advance preview issue, Winter 1993, and then ran for eight formal issues, August 1994 to June 1995. The first four issues and the advance one were in large-tabloid format (really double letter size), 16 pages, but from issue #5 (February 1995) switched to the more standard (and more easily readable) letter size. It described itself as ...

Ebbs, Paul

(circa 1965-    ) UK poet, screenwriter and author, in the latter two capacities producing content in various theatres of the Doctor Who universe: Doctor Who: New Adventures: The Book of the Still (2002), in which a Book serves as a lifeline for stranded time travellers (see Time Travel), the story spiralling complexly (for this universe) into a kind of Bollywood musical extravaganza; and the script for a video release, in The Bernice Summerfield Adventures sequence, whose ...

Mills, Elliott E

(1881-1956) UK educationist and author Elliott Evans Mills, whose The Decline and Fall of the British Empire [for subtitle see Checklist] (1905 chap), published anonymously, is a future history designated for use in the National Schools of Japan in 2005 (see Ruins and Futurity). His Sleeper Awakes Satire, The Further Surprising Adventures of Lemuel Gulliver (First a Surgeon and Then Captain of Several Ships) in Topsy-Turvy Isle (1906 chap) as by Vivian Grey, is a Sequel by Another Hand in which ...

MacIntyre, F Gwynplaine

(?1948/1949-2010) Allegedly Scots-born author, who took his name by deed poll in the 1970s. He said that he had written under other pseudonyms before becoming MacIntyre, but they have not been revealed; nor has his birth name. According to his own repeated account, he was sent to Australia as a boy under the infamous UK child-migrant programme; but a brother who was traced or came forward after his death has stated that MacIntyre was not Scots-born (though he had Scots ancestry) and that the ...


Film (2007). Fox Searchlight Pictures presents a DNA Films production in association with the UK Film Council. Directed by Danny Boyle. Written by Alex Garland. Cast includes Rose Byrne, Cliff Curtis, Chris Evans, Troy Garity, Cillian Murphy, Hiroyuki Sanada, Mark Strong, Benedict Wong and Michelle Yeoh. 107 minutes. Colour. / Theoretical physicist Robert Capa (Murphy) is part of a last-ditch eight-person rescue effort to save Earth from solar winter by firing a stellar bomb into the Sun. A ...

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 the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...

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