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Outer Reaches

US print-on-demand SF Magazine published by Black Matrix Publishing, Grants Pass, Oregon and edited by Guy Kenyon. Only one issue, Winter (January) 2010, letter size. The cover, depicting armed soldiers, sets the tone for this magazine, which promised stories set on far distant worlds and has a strong militaristic tone (see Military SF) though stories also dealt with the exploration of new worlds and posed some interesting ...

Kids From C.A.P.E.R., The

Juvenile tv series (1976-1977). Landsburg-Kirshner Productions for NBC-TV. Executive producers: Alan Landsburg, Don Kirshner. Created by Romeo Muller. Directors included Stanley Z Cherry. Writers included Muller. Makeup by Harry Thomas. Cast includes Steve Bonino, Cosie Costa, Robert Emhardt, John Lansing, Robert Lussier and Biff Warren. Thirteen 30-minute episodes. Colour. / The Kids are a singing group/crime-fighting team connected to the 927th Police Precinct in the fictitious ...

Loudon, Jane Webb

(1800-1858) UK author of books on popular natural history and gardening, and of The Mummy! A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century (1827 3vols; rev 1828), published anonymously, like Mary Shelley, and also when she was relatively young, though not in her teens. Her birth year is almost certainly 1800 (as given here from 2022) not 1807, the earlier date having been established through research by Nickianne Moody, Andy ...

Wolf, Gary K

(1941-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Love Story" in Worlds of Tomorrow for Winter 1970, which he followed with several sharply Satirical tales over the next few years. The best of these, like "Doctor Rivet and Supercon Sal" (January 1976 F&SF), are generally thought to scan American society with a sharper, cleaner vision than that attained in his ...

Deadly Games

US tv series (1995-1996). Stirred, Not Shaken Productions/Rumbleseat Productions/Viacom Productions for the UPN television network. Produced by Donald L Gold, William S Kerr, and Michelle Williams. Created by Paul Bernbaum, S S Schweitzer, and Anthony Spinner. Creative Consultant: Leonard Nimoy. Directors included Christopher Hibler, Christian Nyby II and Nimoy. Writers included Birnbaum, Kate Boutiliers, William Rabkin. Cast includes James Calvert, Cynthia Gibb, Stephen T Kay and ...

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 ...

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