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Cunningham, Michael

(1952-    ) US author, most prominently of The Hours (1998), a novel about Virginia Woolf which won the Pulitzer Prize and other awards; of sf interest is Specimen Days (2005), which like its famous predecessor has a tripartite structure, in this case three thematically intertwined stories, each set in an almost animate New York, each featuring versions of the same three primal ...

Mork & Mindy

US tv series (1978-1982). Miller-Milkis Productions, Henderson Productions, Paramount Television/ABC. Created by Garry K Marshall, Dale McRaven and Joe Gauberg. Produced by Marshall. Writers include McRaven, Bruce Johnson, April Kelly, Ed Scharlach and Tom Tenowich. Directors include Bob Claver and Howard Storm. Cast (highly selected) includes Pam Dawber, Ralph James (voice), Conrad Janis, Elizabeth Kerr, Tom Poston, Robin Williams and Jonathan Winters. One 50-minute pilot episode ...

Incredible Melting Man, The

Film (1977). Quartet Productions, American International Pictures. Written and directed by William Sachs. Additional dialogue Rebecca Ross. Cast includes Michael Aldredge, Burr DeBenning, Alex Rebar and Ann Sweeny. 84 minutes. Colour. / By 1977 the idea of an astronaut returning to Earth after being contaminated by some dread space infection or irradiation was well and truly a Clichéd subgenre of ...

Lusk, Sean

(?–) UK political scientist and author, initially of nonfantastic short fiction, including A Flood in the Yucatan (2017). He is of some sf interest for a Steampunk tale, The Second Sight of Zachary Cloudesley (2022), set in an Alternate World version of eighteen-century Europe, with the action moving to Constantinople. The protagonist's second sight (see ...

GlitterShip

US semiprofessional podzine and associated quarterly magazine in Ebook form. Both are produced by Keffy R M Kehrli, who began the podzine in April 2015 in order to provide a further outlet for LGBTQ writers and as a focus for LGBTQ story-lines. / The first podcast, on 2 April 2015, was "How to Become a Robot in 12 Easy Steps" from Scigentasy #4 (March 2014), which the author A Merc Rustad (also known as Marc Fenn Wolfmoor) said "was very autobiographical". ...

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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