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Ishiguro, Kazuo

(1954-    ) Japanese-born author in the UK since 1960, his first work being three stories, all ostensibly nonfantastic, for Invitation 7: Stories by New Writers (anth 1981) edited anonymously. He soon became known as a novelist of fictions only superficially obedient to the strictures against the fantastic maintained (in the twentieth century) by an insecure British literary establishment. Indeed, since the publication of his most famous tale, The Remains of the Day (1989), ...

Mitchell, V E

Working name of US author Victoria Estelle Mitchell Gustafson (1954-2017), married to Jon Gustafson, who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Captain" in The Moscow Moffia Presents Rat Tales (anth 1987) edited by Jon Gustafson (her husband) and Dean Wesley Smith under the joint pseudonym Smith Gustafson. Mitchell wrote four novel Ties set in the Star Trek universe, beginning with Star Trek #51: Enemy Unseen (1990) and ending with a Young Adult tale, Star Trek: The Next Generation: ...

Holloway, Brian

(?   -    ) UK author of whom nothing is known beyond the fact that he wrote sf novels under a number of Curtis Warren House Names, almost all of them Space Operas, those few with Terran venues generally featuring Alien threats to civilization: Destination Alpha (1952) as Berl Cameron, Titan's Moon (1952) as Neil Charles, Trans-Mercurian (1952) as King Lang, "A" Men (1952) as Rand Le Page, Beyond Geo (1953) as Arn Romilus, Lost World (1953) as Brian Shaw. He ...

Anthony, Patricia

(1947-2013) US teacher and author who began publishing sf with "Blood Brothers" for Aboriginal, February/March 1987. Her first published – though fourth completed – novel, Cold Allies (1993), aroused considerable interest for its fast and sophisticated plotting; its hard-nosed liberal take on the moral quagmires that complicate human actions during a Near Future Lebensraum war – between the Old West and the seemingly ascendant land-hungry Moslem world – that serves as ...

Westworld [tv]

US tv series (2016-current). Bad Robot/Jerry Weintraub Productions/Kilter Films. Created, part directed and part written by showrunners Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, "with" Michael Crichton. Other Season One directors include Jonny Campbell, Richard J Lewis, Michelle MacLaren, Neil Marshall, Vincenzo Natali, Frederick E O Toye, Stephen Williams. Credit sequence directed by Patrick Clair. Other Season One writers include Ed Brubaker, Dan Dietz, Halley Gross, Katherine Lingenfelter, Dominic ...

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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