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Lindall, Edward

Pseudonym of Australian author Edward Ernest Smith (1915-1978), in whose Near Future sf novel, Roar of the Lion (1969), a 1980s insurrection, modelled on the example of the Viet Cong, ignites an Island in the South Pacific; the major powers soon intervene. [JC]

1990: I Guerrieri del Bronx

Film (1982; vt Bronx Warriors; vt 1990: Bronx Warriors). Deaf Film International. Directed by Enzo G Castellari. Written by Castellari, Dardano Sacchetti, Elisa Livia Briganti. Cast includes Chris Connelly, Stefania Girolami, Mark Gregory, Vic Morrow and Fred Williamson. 84 minutes. Colour. / Inspired by Walter Hill's The Warriors (1979) and John Carpenter's Escape from New York (1981), this Italian film is set in a future-Hell New York overrun by street gangs, with a psychotic law-enforcer ...

Sansom, C J

(1952-    ) Scottish solicitor and author, almost entirely of crime novels, the most prominent of these being the Shardlake sequence set during the reign of Henry VIII. He is of sf interest for Dominion (2012), an Alternate History tale set in a 1950s Europe where victorious Germany's client states are governed by Vichy-style regimes (see Hitler Wins); the Jonbar Point that enables this world is that Lord Halifax (rather than Winston Churchill) takes over as prime minister ...

Kabakov, Alexander

(1943-2020) Russian author in whose sf novella, No Return (1990 Iskusstvo Kino as "Nevozvrashchenets"; trans Thomas Whitney 1990 chap), an observer capable of Time Travel up the line reports back to his very Near Future audience that a failure to continue with perestroika will result in a savage Dystopia. [JC]

Collier, Michael

(?   -    ) UK author of two unremarkable Doctor Who Ties, each referring to the Eighth Doctor: Doctor Who: Longest Day (1998) and Doctor Who: The Taint (1999). [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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