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Griffin, Sarah Maria

(?1988-    ) Irish author whose first novel, the Near Future Young Adult Dystopian Space and Found Parts (2016), is set in a transfigured Dublin, which has been turned into an oppressive Keep by the survivors of a great Disaster a century before. Now known as the Pasture, the diminished ...

Briggs, Andy

(1972-    ) UK Television and Cinema scriptwriter and book author whose career began in television with work on the fantasy series Highlander: The Series (1991). He began doing scripts in his own right with Screaming Night (2002) directed by John Henry Richardson; later films include Rise of the Gargoyles (2009) directed by Bill Corcoran, Legendary (2013) ...

Wu Ming-Yi

(1971-    ) Taiwanese academic, artist and author whose Near Future sf novel, Fu Yan Ren (2011; trans Derryl Sterk as The Man with the Compound Eyes 2013), describes with parable-like intensity the intersection of a vast Island of polluted matter (known as the Great Pacific Trash Vortex) with the civilizations which have created it (see Climate Change; ...

Kettering Incident, The

Australian tv series (2016). Porchlight Films/Sweet Potato Films. Created by Victoria Madden and Vincent Sheehan. Written by Victoria Madden, with Louise Fox, Andrew Knight and Cate Shortland. Directed by Tony Krawitz and Rowan Woods. Continuing cast (usually all 8 episodes) includes Miranda Bennett, Elizabeth Debicki, Suzi Dougherty, Damon Garneau, Damien Garvey, Sacha Horler, Adam Kanneglesser, Matthew Le Nevez, Kevin MacIsaac, Henry Nixon, Anthony Phelan, Sianoa Smit-McPhee. 8 ...

Reed, Van

A House Name used for two books published by Curtis Warren, one by Denis Hughes and the other, Dwellers in Space (1953), by an unidentified author. [JC/DRL]

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos ...



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