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Corman, Roger

(1926-2024) US film-maker, a number of whose films are sf. Born in Los Angeles, he graduated in engineering from Stanford University in 1947, and spent a period in the US Navy and a term at Oxford University before going to Hollywood, where he began to write screenplays; his first sale was Highway Dragnet (1954), a picture he coproduced. He soon formed his own company and launched his spectacularly low-budget career. From 1956 he was regularly associated with ...

Walton, Bryce

(1918-1988) US author, prolific under his own name and others in several genres, his Television work including scripts for Captain Video. He wrote some sf as Paul Franklin, Kenneth O'Hara and Dave Sands, though his first story, "The Ultimate World" for Planet Stories in Winter 1945, was as Walton. He contributed actively to the magazines until about 1960, less frequently thereafter. ...

Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine

Australian Semiprozine, usually abbreviated as ASIM though with no connection to Asimov's. It is published by Andromeda Spaceways Publishing Co-op, initially at Glenn Innes, New South Wales, but the publishing and editorial responsibilities shift irregularly among a consortium that includes, but is not limited to, Zara Baxter, Tom Dullemond, Andrew Finch, Robbie Matthews, Ian Nichols, Ben Payne, Simon Petrie, Joel Schanke, ...

Thompson, Kate

(1956-    ) UK-born author, daughter of E P Thompson, in Ireland from 1981, mostly of books for younger readers and the Young Adult market. Most of her work is fantasy (a selection only is listed below), but she is of sf interest for the Missing Link sequence comprising The Missing Link (2000; vt Fourth World 2005), Only Human (2001) and Origins ...

Fellows, Oscar L

(1943-    ) US author of a Technothriller, Operation Damocles (1998), which edges into sf with its description of a very Near Future orbital superweapon. [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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