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Logue, Les

(?   -    ) US author of The Day The Sun Shone Down (2008), a Holocaust tale whose protagonist, trapped briefly in the Holland Tunnel, finds Manhattan (see New York) deserted after he escapes. [JC]

Day of the Dead

Film (1985). Laurel. Directed by George Romero. Written by Romero. Cast includes Terry Alexander, Lori Cardille, Richard Liberty, Joseph Pilato and Howard Sherman. 101 minutes, cut to 100 minutes. Colour. / Romero's plan, after showing the initial Zombie attacks in Night of the Living Dead (1968) and the total breakdown of society in Dawn of the Dead (1978), was to complete the trilogy with a film showing a new coalition between humans and controlled zombies. Partly for budgetary reasons, ...

Devlin, Malcolm

Pseudonym of UK illustrator and author Vince Haig (1976-    ); Haig has been the partner of Helen Marshall since 2015. As Devlin he began publishing work of genre interest with "Passion Play" in Black Static for issue 28 2014. His work, much of which has been assembled as You Will Grow Into Them (coll 2017), has been restricted to shorter forms, and seems to owe some of its quietly competent generic elusiveness to the work of Robert Aickman (1914-1981). In their subtle ...

Sinclair, Iain

(1943-    ) UK bookseller (retired), poet and author whose fiction is better described as Fantastika than as sf proper, just as the work of his main American mentor, William S Burroughs can be so designated. Studies and mythopoetic explorations of London, comprising a large body of fiction and nonfiction, have provided Sinclair with a central focus from the beginning of his career. Lud Heat: A Book of the Dead Hamlets (1975), a narrative prose-poem which fabricates a ...

Cohen, L J

(?   -    ) US author who has concentrated on series, the first being the Changeling's Choice fantasy sequence beginning with The Between (2012). Of sf interest is her second series, the Halcyon Space sequence of Young Adult Space Operas beginning with Derelict (2014); the galaxy here depicted is seen as vast, its pressure- and population-points being connected by Wormholes. The sharp geeky young protagonist must deal with interpersonal issues and the ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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