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1. Two US tv miniseries (1983, 1984) followed by a series (1984-1985). NBC. The first miniseries (1983), two 100-minute episodes, was titled "V" and created, written and directed by Kenneth Johnson. The second miniseries (1984), three 100-minute episodes, was titled V: The Final Battle and directed by Richard T Heffron, written Brian Taggert, Peggy Goldman, from a story by Lillian Weezer, Goldman, Faustus Buck, Diane Frolow, Harry and Renee Longstreet. The series proper, titled "V" (1984-1985), ...

Munsey's Magazine

US magazine published by Frank A Munsey and edited initially by John Kendrick Bangs for only six months and then by Richard H Titherington. It began on 2 February 1889 as Munsey's Weekly, but became a monthly as Munsey's Magazine from October 1891-October 1929, when it merged with Argosy All-Story Weekly (see The Argosy) to form two magazines, Argosy Weekly and All-Story Love Tales. It was Munsey's that revolutionized the popular magazine when, in October 1893, Munsey slashed the price from ...

Hemry, John G

(1956-    ) US author best known for his Military SF sequences. The Stark series, beginning with Starks' War (2000) and ending with Stark's Crusade (2002), features near space conflict in the Near Future. The Paul Sinclair series, beginning with A Just Determination (2003) and ending with Against All Enemies (2006), features an adept legal officer in a Space Opera frame reminiscent of the Nick Seafort books by David Feintuch. The ongoing Lost Fleet sequence as by Jack ...

Bell, Neal

(?   -    ) US author whose sf novel Gone to be Snakes Now (1974), set initially in an isolated Keep in a Ruined Earth America, traces events after the Mutant-haunted, Sex-irradiated wilderness beyond the walls is entered. [JC]

Western, Ernest

Pseudonym of UK author E M'Bride (?   -?   ) for Ninety North (1899), a Lost World tale set in a clement enclave at North Pole, where mammoths have survived; it is inhabited by the descendants of ancient Vikings. [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 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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