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Wright, Glover

Working name of Indian-born rock guitarist and thriller author Geoffrey Glover-Wright (1940-2017), in UK from 1947, perhaps best known under his early stage name Buddy Britten, though he also performed as Simon Raverne. He is of some sf interest for The Hound of Heaven (1984), in which a possibly renegade priest, crucified by the Vietcong in the 1960s, is retrieved from Suspended Animation with a message deadly to the Church (see Religion). In Aurora (2003), a similarly reawakened figure ...

Sturgeon, Theodore

(1918-1985) Working name of US author born Edward Hamilton Waldo in New York City, later adopting his stepfather's surname and taking on a new first name; Argyll (1993 chap) prints a long anguished letter Sturgeon wrote to his stepfather, plus an autobiographical essay from 1965, both of which more than confirm the hints of emotional turmoil implied by these name changes; partner of Jayne Tannehill 1976-1985. Certainly Sturgeon early suffered or entered into several exiles: illness cut him off ...

seaQuest DSV

US tv series (1993-1996). Amblin Television/Universal. Series creator Rockne S O'Bannon. Executive producers include O'Bannon, David J Burke, Patrick Hasburgh, Steven Spielberg, Tommy Thompson. Supervising producers include Kerry Lenhart, John J Sakmar, Hans Tobeason, more. Directors include Irvin Kershner, Les Landau, Bill L Norton, Les Sheldon, Bryan Spicer. Writers include Lenhart, Sakmar, Michael Cassutt, Melinda Snodgrass, more. Stars include Roy Scheider (Captain Nathan Bridger), Jonathan ...

Mollmann, Steve

(1985-    ) US author to date exclusively associated with the Star Trek universe as an author of Ties, beginning with "The Future Begins" with Michael Schuster in What's Past (anth 2006) edited by its various contributors; his first full novel, Star Trek: A Choice of Catastrophes (2010) with Michael Schuster, edges into Dystopian sf. [JC]

Thompson, Caroline

(1956-    ) US screenwriter and author; she wrote at least three scripts for Fantasy films by Tim Burton (not given entries here), and for City of Ember (2008) directed by Gil Kenan. Of sf interest is First Born (1983), in which an aborted foetus either returns to life, or is the survivor of a Mad Scientist experiment on the part of the abortionist (see Horror in SF). [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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