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Star Trek: The Next Generation

US tv series (1987-1994). Paramount. Series creator/executive producer Gene Roddenberry. Co-executive producers Rick Berman, Michael Piller and later Jeri Taylor. Supervising producers include Maurice Hurley and Michael Wagner. Directors include Corey Allen, Gabrielle Beaumont, Cliff Bole, Rob Bowman, LeVar Burton, David Carson, Richard Colla, Jonathan Frakes, Winrich Kolbe, Les Landau, Paul Lynch, Gates McFadden, Joseph L Scanlon. Writers include Peter Beagle, Hans Beimler, Brannon Braga, ...

Hill, William Boyle

(circa 1861-1953) Irish author, resident in Australia, whose novel A New Earth and a New Heaven (1936) is of exceedingly moderate sf interest for its advocacy of a garden-city subtopian future (see City), but which comes somewhat to life on its protagonists' visit to a Lost World – in the heart of Australia – whose inhabitants are in touch with Mars. [JC]

Science Fiction Classics Annual

US Digest-size magazine. One issue, dated 1970, published by Ultimate Publishing Co; assembled by Sol Cohen. All stories were reprinted from the 1930s Amazing Stories and had been items originally selected by Sam Moskowitz for his "Classic reprint" feature in Amazing Stories; his introductions remained. [FHP/MA] links / Galactic Central illustrated checklist

Bergonzi, Bernard

(1929-2016) UK literary academic, critic and poet, latterly Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Warwick, who began to publish essays of genre interest with "The Publication of The Time Machine, 1894-1895" (February 1960 Review of English Studies) and "The Time Machine: An Ironic Myth" (December 1960 Critical Quarterly). His many nonfiction works include a useful examination of the sf or Scientific Romances of H G Wells, The Early H.G. Wells: A Study of the Scientific Romances ...

Gilmour, William

(?   -    ) US author who has specialized in pastiches of the work of Edgar Rice Burroughs, including Lost on Jupiter (1962 chap), Tarzan and the Lightning Man (1963 chap) (see Tarzan) and Back to the Earth's Core (1971). More recently, in The Undying Land (1985), he competently pastiched the style of 1920s fantastic adventure-Pulp magazine fiction in general. [JC]

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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