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Acolyte, The

US Fanzine or Amateur Magazine published by Francis T Laney both solo and with coeditors, initially from Clarkston, Washington, District of Columbia, and later from Los Angeles, California. Fourteen issues from Fall 1942 to Spring 1946; US quarto paper; first produced by ditto (spirit duplicator) and from #2 or #3 by mimeograph (stencil duplicator). Schedule: quarterly. / The Acolyte published fiction, Poetry and critical articles; it became one of the most highly regarded "serious and ...

Harrison, Payne

(1948-    ) US journalist and author of Technothrillers, two of which edge into sf: Storming Intrepid (1989), which extrapolates a Near Future USSR/USA conflict based on a development of Star Wars (events soon outdated the tale); and Thunder of Erebus (1991), also set in the Near Future, during a peril-inducing expedition to drill deep into the Antarctica. [JC]

Bernard, John

Pseudonym of Irish author Annie O'Meara de Vic Beamish (1883-1969), who founded and operated language schools on the Continent, and who was author of at least two dog books. Her novel The New Race of Devils (1921) describes a Near-Future German plan to create a new race through artificial insemination (see Eugenics); in the main section of the tale, set in 1934, an amoral Superman, about to become instrumental in an Invasion of England by channel tunnel, finds love. The King's Missal (1934) as ...

Dellamonica, A M

(1968-    ) Canadian author, who also writes as by L X Beckett (sometimes given as Lex Beckett), most of their earlier work being fantasy. They began to publish work of genre interest with "Lucre's Egg" in Crank! for Autumn 1994; A Key to the Illuminated Heretic (in Alternate Generals III (anth 2005) edited by Harry Turtledove; 2007 ebook) is an Alternate History tale featuring Joan of Arc; their first sequence, the Indigo Springs series beginning with Indigo Springs (2009), ...

Roswell

US tv series (1999-2002). Created by Jason Katims, based on the book series by Melinda Metz and Laura J Burns. Producers include Katims, Ronald D Moore, and Jonathan Frakes. Directors include Patrick R Norris, Paul Shapiro, and Frakes. Writers include Katims, Moore, and Thania St. John. Cast includes Shiri Appleby as Liz Parker, Jason Behr as Max Evans, Katherine Heigl as Isabel Evans, Brendan Fehr as Michael Guerin, Majandra Delfino as Maria DeLuca, Nick Wechsler as Kyle Valenti, Colin Hanks ...

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 November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...



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