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Gipe, George

(1933-1986) US tv and film scriptwriter and author known within the sf field for several competent film Ties: Resurrection (1980), Gremlins (1984) (see Joe Dante), Explorers (1985) (see Explorers) and Back to the Future (1985) (see Back to the Future). [JC]

MacLeod, Sheila

(1939-    ) Scottish author, married 1963-1976 to actor and pop singer Paul Jones (see Privilege), an experience reflected in her first novel, The Moving Accident (1968), which is nonfantastic. Her second, The Snow-White Soliloquies (1970), is a Fabulation with surprisingly firm sf underpinning, describing in technological terms the ...

Ballard, J G

(1930-2009) UK author, born in Shanghai and as a child interned in a Japanese civilian POW camp during World War Two. He first came to the UK in December 1945, and read medicine at King's College, Cambridge, but left without taking a degree. He began publishing sf with simultaneous stories in each of E J Carnell's two sf magazines: "Escapement" for New Worlds and "Prima Belladonna" for ...

Dillard, J M

Pseudonym of US author Jeanne M Kalogridis (1954-    ) who, under her own name, is the author of the Chronicles of Family Dracul series of horror novels [see Checklist], as well as at least three historical novels. As Dillard, she is most identified with the Star Trek domain, for which she has written about 15 Ties, beginning with Star Trek: Mindshadow (1986). It is a clear sign of her competence in ...

Koestler, Arthur

(1905-1983) Hungarian-born linguist – he wrote in four languages – journalist, playwright and author. An early Zionist, he began publishing in Tel Aviv in 1925, but abandoned Zionism and left the Middle East by 1929; as a Jewish Communist in Berlin in the early 1930s, he was clearly at risk; he later narrowly avoided execution in the Spanish Civil War, but was admitted to the UK in 1937, becoming a naturalized UK citizen in 1948. / All Koestler's books after the famous ...

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 ...

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