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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 ...

New Moon Quarterly

UK low-paying Amateur Magazine published by Weller Publications, Orpington, Kent and edited by George P Townsend, ostensibly as a fantasy and more experimental companion to Dream Magazine. It saw five, octavo-size issues between June 1987 and Summer 1988. The magazine ran a sizable quota of science fiction amongst its more overt fantasy and occasional light-hearted vignettes. "Blind is the Hand That Fears No Life" (June ...

Kreighbaum, Mark

(?   -    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Field of Honor" for Midnight Zoo vol 2 #3 in 1992; in his Planetary Romance sequence The Pinch – comprising Palace: A Novel of the Pinch (1996) with Katharine Kerr and The Eyes of God: A Novel of the Pinch (1998) – the planet known as Palace is the focus of ...

Robertson, Tim

(1944-    ) UK-born Australian actor and screenwriter whose Mary Shelley: (A Smoked Opera for the Quick and the Dead) (1983) is a script of sf interest (see Mary Shelley). [JC]

Groundstar Conspiracy, The

Film (1972; vt The Alien). Hal Roach Studios/Universal Pictures. Produced by Hal Roach Jr and Trevor Wallace. Directed by Lamont Johnson. Screenplay by Douglas Heyes (credited as Michael Howard), loosely based on The Alien (1968; vt The Groundstar Conspiracy 1972) by L P Davies (credited as Leslie P Davies). Cast includes Christine Belford, George Peppard and Michael Sarrazin. 103 minutes. Colour. / John David Welles ...

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 a long sf-tinged poem, "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly); he only began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and sf proper with ...

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