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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 ...

World Will Shake, The

French film (1939). Original title Le Monde Tremblera; vt The World Will Tremble; vt La Révolt des Vivants. Based on La Machine à prédire la mort (October 1938-January 1939 Ric et Rac; 1939) by Francis Didelot and Charles Robert-Dumas. Compagnie Industrielle et Commerciale Cinématographique (CICC). Directed by Richard Pottier. Written by Henri-Georges ...

West, Morris

(1916-1999) Australian author, in his early years a lay monk, and best known for novels like The Devil's Advocate (1959). The Shoes of the Fisherman (1963), filmed as The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968), features the election of a Russian Pope at a point when World War Three threatens to erupt; in The Navigator (1976) a lost Island is found in the South Pacific, and a ...

Morlan, A R

(1958-2016) US author, principally of horror and fantasy, who began to publish work of genre interest with "Four Days Before the Snow" in Night Cry for Summer 1985. The Amulet sequence opening with the short The Cat with the Tulip Face (1991 chap), followed by two novels, is horror. Her many short stories are assembled in a number of collections beginning with Smothered Dolls (coll 2001) [see Checklist below], with that of greatest sf relevance being ...

Cyborg [game]

Videogame (1981). Sentient Software. Designed by Michael Berlyn. Platforms: AppleII (1981); Atari8, C64 (1982). / While Cyborg was not the first science-fictional text Adventure, it may be the first such work of any lasting interest. As in Algis Budrys' rather more sophisticated novel Who? (April 1955 ...

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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