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Brown, Eric

(1960-2023) UK author who began publishing sf – after a children's play, Noel's Ark (1982 chap) – with "Krash-Bangg Joe and the Pineal-Zen Equation" for Interzone in Autumn 1987; like several further tales assembled in The Time-Lapsed Man and Other Stories (coll 1990), it is set in a future world dominated by the effects of bio-engineering and dense with information. This marriage of Cordwainer ...

Comics Scene

US letter-size saddle-stapled Media Magazine printed on a mix of newsprint and better-quality paper. Published by O'Quinn Studios/Starlog Communications. Editor: David McConnell, others. 70 issues 1982 to 2000. Publication schedule was bimonthly or monthly. / This publication attempted to cover Comics in much the same way as its parent magazine Starlog did with sf films and ...

Bradford, Columbus

(1901-1938) US author whose Terrania: or, The Feminization of the World (1930) posits a Near Future Aristophanean strike by women against marriage until War is ended; the victorious leader of the strike becomes World President in 1950. [JC]

Gilchrist, John

Pseudonym of UK author Jerome Gardner (1932-    ), author of five novels, each mildly Dystopian, for Robert Hale Limited: Birdbrain (1975), set in a Soviet-occupied Britain; Out North (1975), in which the prospect of travel to the Moon attracts would-be astronauts; Lifeline (1976), whose venue is a now Russia-dominated United States of ...


Film (2002). Touchstone Pictures (see The Walt Disney Company) presents a Blinding Edge Pictures/Kennedy/Marshall production. Directed by M Night Shyamalan. Written by Shyamalan. Cast includes Abigail Breslin, Rory Culkin, Mel Gibson and Joaquin Phoenix. 106 minutes. Colour. / Superficially, Signs is an alien Invasion movie, told from the perspective of an American ...

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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