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Waters, Stone

(?   -    ) Canadian doctor and author whose sf novel The Terraformers (1996) focuses on the moral dilemmas involved in Terraforming. [JC]

Bullivant, Cecil H

(1882-1981) UK editor, scriptwriter for silent films and author. He edited The Boys' Herald, 1904-1907, publishing much of his work under various names, including Robert W Dixon, Carlton Grey, Alice Millard and Henry Turville, but most importantly Maurice Everard, which he used for the vt of The Gold of Treasure Island (1916; cut vt Spanish Gold 192? as by Maurice Everard), featuring a Lost Race in the Sargasso Sea, as well as for stories in various magazines, including The Boys' Friend in the ...

Starlight SF

Early UK Online Magazine accessible via the Prestel dial-up viewdata system operated by British Telecom from 1979 to 1994. Edited by David Langford; media editor Barbara Conway; published by Micronet 800. Trial version late 1982; officially published 1983-1985. / Starlight SF, resulting from one of George Hay's initiatives to take sf into new media, was vaguely affiliated to editor Langford's newsletter Ansible and chiefly contained news snippets and brief reviews. Brevity was enforced by ...

Garbutt, John

(1902-1991) UK author of fiction for boys who also wrote as by John Allen, John Brearley, under which name he wrote some Sexton Blake novels, John Brierly and Clifford Cameron, the Lance Kearney and Jigger Gerrard stories in Modern Wonder as by the latter name being of some interest; he also wrote for Captain Justice. The Night Hawk: A Fight for a Throne (21 February 1931 Nelson Lee Library; 1932 chap) is a typical adventure, featuring the exploits of a Scientist who fights crime with the aid ...

Monsters, Inc.

Animated film (2001). Walt Disney Pictures (see The Walt Disney Company), Pixar. Directed by Pete Docter, David Silverman and Lee Unkrich. Cast includes Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs and John Goodman. Written by Andrew Stanton and Daniel Gerson, based on a story by Docter, Jill Culton, Jeff Pidgeon and Ralph Eggleston. 88 minutes. Colour. / Why are all children scared of the door once the light is turned off at bedtime? Best known for producing anthropomorphic ...

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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