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Jenks, William

(1778-1866) US clergyman and author whose Future History, Memoir of the Northern Kingdom, Written, A D 1872 [for full title see Checklist below] (dated 1901 but 1808), describes the world as of the date of its claimed composition. Politics dominates the account. America has been split into three parts: the Southern States, now a monarchy under the influence of France; the Northern States, at peace with Canada due ...

A for Andromeda

UK tv serial (1961). A BBC TV production. Produced by Michael Hayes, Norman Jones, written John Elliot from a storyline by Fred Hoyle. Cast includes Julie Christie, Peter Halliday, Esmond Knight, Mary Morris, Patricia Neale, John Nettleton and Frank Windsor. Seven episodes, the first six at 45 minutes, the last 50 minutes. Black and white. / In the then Near Future of 1970, a radio signal ...

Collins, Max Allan

(1948-    ) US author, best known for mysteries and thrillers, many written as Max Collins; under that form of his name he also wrote the Dick Tracy comic strip from 1977 to 1993, assembling a good deal of this output – much of which features sf-like Inventions and villains with assorted Superpowers – in graphic collections like Dick Tracy Meets Angeltop: Flattop's Little Girl (graph ...

Rosenbaum, Benjamin

(1969-    ) US author, currently in Switzerland, much of whose early work has been fantasy, much of it assembled in The Ant King and Other Stories (coll 2008). He is of sf interest primarily for Die Auflösung (2018; presumed original manuscript released as The Unraveling 2021), a Young Adult coming of age novel set the fairly distant future, in an outwardly conventional ...

Golding, Morton J

(1925-2015) US author who also wrote as by Stephanie Lloyd, Jay Martin and Patricia Morton; he is of sf interest for Night Mare (1970), whose scientist protagonist Michael Erasmus, deeply involved in his search for a unified field theory (see Physics), finds himself penetrating what may be an Equipoisal fantasy-inflected Parallel World, where he feels his ...

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. He began to publish work of genre interest with an sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" in Triquarterly for Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959]; he began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and later in ...



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