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Tucker, Mike

(?   -    ) UK special effects designer and author, active in the former capacity from around 1980, much of his work being for the BBC, including special effects for Red Dwarf and Doctor Who. He is of sf interest for various novels set in the Doctor Who universe, beginning with contributions to the Doctor Who Past Doctors subseries beginning with Doctor Who: Illegal Alien (1997) with Robert Perry (his writing partner for this subseries). Tucker's solo ...

Kane, James J

(1837-1921) Canadian-born US Naval officer from 1861 until his retirement in 1896, rising as chaplain to the rank of Rear Admiral. Ilian; Or, the Curse of the Old South Church of Boston: A Psychological Tale of the Late Civil War (1888) is more a Gothic tale than an sf exploration into abnormal Psychology, but its ornate workings out of a plot based on genetic determinism give it some interest. [JC]

Siegele, H H

(1883-1983) US author, mostly of nonfiction works on carpentry and building in general; Pushing Buttons (1946 chap) is a short Lost Race tale. [JC]


US Fanzine (1950-1969) edited by F M Busby, Elinor Busby, Wally Weber and others for the Nameless Ones, a Seattle sf fan group; initially titled Cry of the Nameless but shortened in the mid-1950s. US quarto format, mimeographed. 185 issues, plus a single revival issue in 1989. A local fortnightly, later monthly, journal, Cry's regularity eventually brought it widespread recognition as an entertaining and dependable fanzine, mainly concerned with Fandom. Contributors included Ted White, Terry ...


US tv series (1999). Babylonian Productions for TNT. Created by J Michael Straczynski. Producers include Straczynski and Douglas Netter. Written by Straczynski and Fiona Avery. Directed by Michael Vejar, Tony Dow, Stephen Furst, and Janet Greek. Cast includes Gary Cole as Matthew Gideon, Tracy Scoggins as Elizabeth Lochley, Daniel Dae Kim as John Matheson, David Allen Brooks as Max Eilerson, Peter Woodward as Galen, Marjean Holden as Sarah Chambers, and Carrie Dorbo as Dureena Nafeel. Two hour ...

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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