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Behr, Ira Steven

(1953-    ) US Television producer, scriptwriter and author, whose main work (in all his capacities) has been for the Star Trek universe, specifically Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, to which enterprise belong his two ties: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Ferengi Rules of Acquisition (1995) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Legends of the Ferengi (1997) with Robert Hewitt Wolfe. [JC]

Cordy, Michael

(1961-    ) UK author whose first novel, The Miracle Strain (1997), suggests that, through Near Future developments in DNA research, a new Messiah – whose genetic makeup will replicate Jesus Christ's unique makeup, and who will therefore be able to heal the sick, etc – can be found, thus satisfying the long-held plans of a secret Brotherhood, which has existed since the first Messiah's death. Crime Zero (1999) employs Genetic Engineering tropes in a medical sf ...

Levack, Daniel J H

(?   -    ) US bibliographer and critic, author of several author Bibliographies including Fantasms: A Bibliography of the Literature of Jack Vance (1978 chap with Tim Underwood; rev vt Fantasms II 1979 with Underwood and Kurt Cockrum; rev 1979), PKD: A Philip K. Dick Bibliography (1981; rev 1988), De Camp: An L. Sprague de Camp Bibliography (1983) with Charlotte Laughlin, Amber Dreams: A Roger Zelazny Bibliography (1983) and Dune Master: A Frank Herbert ...

Miller, Thomas

(?   -?   ) UK author of a Lost Race tale, Fred and the Gorillas (1870), in which a race of advanced gorillas (see Apes as Human) is discovered, but treated spoofishly. [JC]

Kleier, Glenn

(1949-    ) US businessman and author in whose very Near Future sf novel, The Last Day (1997), what appears to be a female Messiah crashes from above into an Israeli lab in 1999, just short of the millennium, but may be in fact the climax of an attempt to Clone supermen (see Superman) and not Christ at all. [JC]

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 November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...

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