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Sadoul, Jacques

(1934-2013) French editor and author, one of the first editors to launch sf successfully in paperback form in France; he worked first with Éditions Opta and then with J'ai lu, where he founded the Science-fiction imprint and edited the Les Meilleurs Récits series of anthologies of stories translated from the US Pulp magazines. He was also a founder of the Prix Apollo (see Awards). Hier, l'an 2000: L'illustration de science fiction des années 30 (1973; trans as 2000 A.D.: ...

Dann, Joshua

(1956-    ) US author who has written since 2000 under the name J D Austin; under his own name, he published the Timeshare sequence of sf adventures in which a police detective, now in the employ of a firm which offers Time Travel vacations, journeys to various eras and solves problems: after the introductory shenanigans of Timeshare (1997), he travels to 1920s Hollywood (see California) in Timeshare: Second Time Around (1998) looking for a missing director; and in ...

Hemmingson, Michael

(1966-2014) US cultural anthropologist, screenwriter and author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Jack" in Midnight Zoo for 1993. His prolific output contains several works of sf interest, including Minstrels (1997), set in Near Future Paris where an American becomes embroiled in some action-thriller scenes intensified by – as in D G Compton's The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe (1974) – his being fitted with a camera eye, transforming the world into a Media Landscape ...

Dudley, Terence

(1919-1988) UK television director and producer, mostly for the BBC, and author of some Ties to his Doctor Who television work: Doctor Who – Black Orchid (1986), based on his 1982 script; Doctor Who – The King's Demons (1986), based on his 1983 script; and a Companions of Doctor Who tale: K9 and Company (1987), based on his 1981 script; he also wrote the four-episode story "Four to Doomsday" (1982). His television work as a producer was extensive: of sf relevance, he produced 26 ...

Rossetto, Louis Jr

(1949-    ) US author of Take-over: A Speculative and Otherwise Utterly Fictional Account of How Richard Milhous Nixon Will Usurp the Power of his Office, Take Over the Country, and Commit Other Heinous and Nasty Acts (1974), a very Near Future Satire that was clearly overtaken by events. [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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