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Bartlett, Claire

(?   -    ) UK author of several Radio plays and Ties to the Doctor Who franchise, usually in collaboration with Iain McLaughlin; she began to publish work of genre interest with "The Time Lord's Story" (with McLaughlin) in Doctor Who: Short Trips: Repercussions (anth 2004) edited by Gary Russell. She is the co-author of a contribution to the Time Hunter Shared-World series, Time Hunter: Echoes (2005), again with Iain McLaughlin. Further novels include ...

Strause, Greg

(1975-    ) US filmmaker generally co-credited with his brother Colin (1976-    ), often under their preferred joint title as "The Brothers Strause". Primarily a special-effects team, they co-directed Alien Vs Predator: Requiem (2007) and Skyline (2010); they have also provided effects, since 2002 through their company Hydraulx or hy*drau"lx, for many films including Titanic (1997), Galaxy Quest (1999), and Avatar (2009). In 2010 Columbia Pictures' ...

Bergey, Earle K

(1901-1952) US illustrator, sometimes signing himself Earle Bergey, E K Bergey, or just Bergey, whose prodigious output for the Pulp magazines ranged across all genres, although it is for his sf work that he is best remembered today; towards the end of his life he began painting paperback covers as well, his most renowned being that for the 1948 Popular Library reprint of Anita Loos's (non-sf) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1925). He received his formal art education, such as it was, at night ...

McArthur, Maxine

(1962-    ) Australian author who began publishing sf with the first volume of her Commander Halley sequence, Time Future (1999), which won the 1999 George Turner Award. It is an effective contribution to the growing array of sf novels in which the ambivalent history of colonialism on Earth is not transferred into narratives of Colonization of Other Worlds – a swerve typical of sf written from a First World perspective – but into narratives where Earth is a ...

Rogue Galaxy

Videogame (2005). Level 5. Designed by Akihiro Hino, Koji Hori, Takeshi Akasaka. Platforms: PS2 (2005); rev vt Rogue Galaxy: Director's Cut PS2 (2007). / Rogue Galaxy is a Console Role Playing Game (see Computer Role Playing Games), much influenced by Star Wars, but with the tone of a Young Adult Anime. The game's somewhat Cliché-ridden plot features Aliens, Robots, and a Spaceship whose first mate is a talking cat, all within an essentially linear structure to which various optional ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...



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