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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 ...

Crump, Irving

(1887-1979) US author and editor of Boys' Life for 25 years, 1915-1923 and 1935-?1952. He is known almost exclusively for his sequence of Young Adult Prehistoric SF novels, set in Europe "500,000 years ago" and featuring the resourceful pre-Neanderthal Og, who introduces fire to his tribe, fights off various dangerous beasts including giant tapirs, mammoths, mastodons and snake (though not, ...

Nexus [magazine]

1. UK Semiprozine published and edited by Paul Brazier, SF Nexus, Brighton; three issues, letter-size on glossy stock, April 1991 to Spring 1993. Intended as a magazine of opinion, chiefly about science fiction, it ran several short stories by Scott Edelman, Christina Lake and Geoff Ryman, but was mostly composed of articles, frequently humorous or simply ...

Synecdoche, New York

Film (2008). Likely Story/Projective Testing Service/Russia/Sidney Kimmel Entertainment. Written and directed by Charlie Kaufman. Cast includes Hope Davis, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Samantha Morton, Tom Noonan, Emily Watson, Diane Wiest and Michelle Williams. 124 minutes. Colour. / A theatre director in Schenectady, who finds his life accelerating (see Time Distortion) as his ...

Golan the Insatiable

US animated tv series (2013-2015). ADHD, Amazing Schlock, Double Hemm, Friends Night. Created by Josh Miller. Executive Producers include Hend Baghdady and Nick Weidenfeld. Directors include Douglas Einar Olsen. Writers include Pat Casey and Josh Miller. Voice cast includes Mary Mack, Josh Miller, Aubrey Plaza and Rob Riggle. Twelve 11-22 minute episodes. Colour. / Golan (Miller/Riggle), a horned, demonic "God-lord, commander of all that was seen and unseen" from the Gkruool ...

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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