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Conner, Michael

(1951-    ) US author, some of whose books have been published as by Mike Conner, who began to publish work of genre interest with "Extinction of Confidence, the Exercise of Honesty" for New Constellations (anth 1976) edited by Thomas M Disch and Charles Naylor (1942-2005). He later won a 1992 Nebula for "Guide Dog" (May 1991 F&SF) as by Mike Connor [sic: ...

Bartholomew, Barbara

(1941-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Wheel of Fire" in Analog for June 1975, and whose Timeways Trilogy for young adult readers – The Time Keeper (1985), Child of Tomorrow (1985) and When Dreamers Cease to Dream (1985) – traverses familiar Time-Travel themes without undue stress. Other books for younger readers include ...

Little Lies We All Tell, The

Japanese animated tv series (2022; vt 4-Nin wa Sorezore Uso o Tsuku). Studio Flad. Based on the Manga by Madoka Kashihara. Directed by Makoto Hoshino. Written by Megumi Shimizu. Voice cast includes Megumi Han, Natsumi Murakami, Hōchū Ōtsuka, Ayane Sakura and Chiemi Tanaka. Eleven 23-minute episodes. Colour. / Four friends at Kashihara Girls Academy each have a secret. Chiyo (Murakami) is a ninja who was sent to ...

My Science Project

Film (1985). Touchstone/Silver Screen Partners II. Written and directed by Jonathan R Betuel. Cast includes Dennis Hopper, Raphael Sbarge, Fisher Stevens, John Stockwell and Danielle von Zerneck. 94 minutes, cut to 91 minutes. Colour. / One of an epidemic of teen sf movies (Back to the Future, Explorers, Real Genius, Weird Science, etc.), this was ...

Hay, John

Working name of Australian author and farmer John Warwick Dalrymple-Hay (1928-    ). In his sf novel, The Invasion (1968), World War Three begins after a US test missile devastates China, whose retaliation includes a nuclear attack on the coastal cities of Australia. Inland survivors band together to resist the invaders. [JC]

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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