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Grant, Rob

(?   -    ) UK author, initially best known under the collaborative pseudonym Grant Naylor for his work on the Red Dwarf (1988-current) Television series (which see for discussion). Only one related novel, Backwards (1996), has not been published under this name; the series Ties Scenes from the Dwarf (coll 1996 chap) and Son of Soup: A Second Serving of the Least Worst Scripts (coll 1996) appeared as by Grant and Doug Naylor. / As Grant, his sf includes ...

Fantastic Journey, The

US tv series (1977). Bruce Lansbury Productions/Columbia Pictures TV/NBC. Produced by Leonard Katzman. Writers included Michael Michaelian, Kathryn Michaelian Powers and the story editor, D C Fontana. Directors included Andrew V McLaglen (pilot episode), Vincent McEveety. Cast includes Carl Franklin, Jared Martin and Roddy McDowall. One season, pilot episode of 75 minutes plus nine 50-minute episodes. Colour. / The pilot episode has explorers entering the Bermuda Triangle, an ocean area in ...

Wheeler, Harvey

(1918-2004) US author, co-author with Eugene L Burdick (whom see for details) of Fail-Safe (13-27 October 1962 Saturday Evening Post; 1962), a novel filmed as Fail Safe (1964). [JC]

Faust, Minister

Pseudonym of Canadian radio host (most famously of Terrordome, a news/comment programme focusing on issues affecting Black Canadians), politician, controversialist and author Malcolm Azania (1969-    ) whose first novel, The Coyote Kings of the Space-Age Bachelor Pad (2004), combines Recursive SF elements with material also taken from fantasy and horror – some of this material being derived from books, but much of it from Cinema and Comics sources – in a tale ...

Anderson, Kevin J

(1962-    ) US technical author and author, married to Rebecca Moesta; he began publishing sf with "Luck of the Draw" in Space and Time (Winter 1982/1983 #63), and gradually became a prolific contributor of short fiction and articles to various sf journals, over 100 items having been published by 1992. His first novel, Resurrection, Inc. (1988; vt Resurrection, Inc: Tenth Anniversary Edition 1999), combines elements of the usual sf near-future Dystopia with elements of 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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