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Miller, Steve

(1950-2024) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Shalgiel" for Flux Magazine in 1976, one of his few solo works, as he soon began collaborating with Sharon Lee with "The Naming of Kinzel: The Foolish" (June 1984 Fantasy Book); all his novels have been with Lee, primarily the Liaden Universe sequence of Space Opera tales, set in expansive (though not adventurously ...

Code 46

Film (2003). The UK Film Council and BBC Films presents in association with United Artists a Revolution Films production. Directed by Michael Winterbottom. Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce. Cast includes Jeanne Balibar, Nabil Elouahabi, David Fahm, Togo Igawa, Shelley King, Natalie Mendoza, Samantha Morton, Archie Panjabi, Om Puri, Kerry Shale and Nina Wadia. Colour. 93 minutes. / An empath (see Empathy under ESP) investigating an ...

Wittig, Monique

(1935-2003) French author, in US from 1976, whose first novel with sf interest, Les Guérillères (1969; trans David Le Vay as Les Guérillères 1971), transforms the arguments of Feminism into a series of narrative litanies that work movingly to describe an abstract "tribe" of lesbian Amazons in a constant state of warfare with their natural enemy; the novel balances Equipoisally ...

Immortal, The

US tv series (1969-1971). Paramount/ABC TV. Concept based on the novel The Immortals (fixup 1962) by James E Gunn. Executive producer Tony Wilson. Produced by Lou Morheim. Directors included Joseph Sargent (pilot), Mike Caffey. Writers included Robert Specht, Stephen Kandel, Dan Ullman. Cast includes David Brian, Christopher George, Don Knight, Carol Lynley and Barry Sullivan. 75-minute pilot, followed by 15 50-minute episodes. Colour. / ...

Jones, D F

(1918-1981) UK author whose date of birth has been variously given, though the claim that he served as commander in the Royal Navy throughout World War Two suggests the earliest of these; he was variously employed afterwards, beginning to publish sf with the first – and best – volume of his Colossus trilogy, Colossus (1966), effectively filmed as Colossus, the Forbin Project (1969). In both book and film, ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. ...

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