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Corman, Roger

(1926-2024) US film-maker, a number of whose films are sf. Born in Los Angeles, he graduated in engineering from Stanford University in 1947, and spent a period in the US Navy and a term at Oxford University before going to Hollywood, where he began to write screenplays; his first sale was Highway Dragnet (1954), a picture he coproduced. He soon formed his own company and launched his spectacularly low-budget career. From 1956 he was regularly associated with ...

Doxey, William

(1935-2017) US academic and author, known in sf terms solely for an unremarkable Near Future tale, ESPionage (1979). [JC]

Saward, Eric

(1944-    ) UK Television scriptwriter, editor and author, mostly of his work being for the BBC, specifically as editor and writer for the Doctor Who series, beginning with Doctor Who and the Visitation (first presented 15-23 February 1982 in six parts as "The Visitation"). He was involved in a 1985 controversy over excess violence in the series, possibly occasioned by an insecure sense of the ...

Sanjulian

(1941-    ) Working name of Spanish artist Manuel Perez Clemente Sanjulian. After attending the Belle Artes de Sant Jordi art school, he began receiving assignments to paint book covers for several European publishers. However, he developed an international reputation by doing illustrations, in the early 1970s, for Jim Warren's Warren Publishing magazines Eerie, Creepy, ...

Davies, W X

Pseudonym of the unidentified US author (?   -    ) – described as "a well-known writer" – of the Countdown WWIII sequence of military-sf adventures, beginning with Countdown WWIII: Operation North Africa (1984), featuring a trio (called Triad) of quasi-Superheroes who stave off World War Three in various venues. [JC]

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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