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US tv series (1982-1983). Universal. Created by James D Parriott. Produced by Jill Sherman and Robert Steinhauer. Directors include Allan Levi, Bernard McEveety, Ron Satloff and Virgil Vogel. Cast includes Jon Eric Hexum and Meeno Peluce. Twenty 50-minute episodes. Colour. / Phineas Bogg (Hexum) and Jeffrey Jones (Peluce) are Voyagers who Time-Travel to put History right – which is to say, the way we know it to ...

Day, Martin

(1968-    ) UK scriptwriter and author, latterly identified with Doctor Who owing to his novel Ties to that sequence. He has also written several nonfiction books on various Television areas of interest. Of his novelizations, Doctor Who: The Sleep of Reason (2004) has received considerable praise for its tight plotting and intimate scale, as a young woman who has attempted ...

Secret Agent "X"

US Pulp Magazine. Published by Periodical House Inc, an imprint of Ace Magazines. Editors were Rose Wyn for the first few years, then Harry Widmer for the remainder of the run. Publication varied from monthly to an erratic bimonthly schedule. 41 issues from February 1934 to March 1941, initially with "X" in quotation marks and cover subtitle "The Man of a Thousand Faces"; from #20 (November 1935) as Secret Agent X without quotes and ...

Galaxy [music]

German/Swiss prog-rock band, founded in Frankfurt-am-Main in 1977, who sang in English. The songs on their one album release, Nature's Clear Well (1978) are mostly environmental in theme, with a Dystopian vision of urban living, and the hint ("I've Come From A World") of extraterrestrial intervention. [AR]

Brissett, Jennifer Marie

(1969-    ) London-born software engineer and author, in USA from the age of four, who began publishing work of genre interest with "The Executioner" in Warrior Wisewoman 2 (anth 2009) edited by Roby James. The apparent over-complicatedness of her first novel, Elysium (2014), dissolves in the unpacking of the intricate but lucid story, which is initially set in an unnamed (but identifiable) version of New York, where 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 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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