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Stewart, Michael [2]

UK author (1945-    ), most of whose novels are medical thrillers, although Monkey Shines (1983), filmed by George A Romero as Monkey Shines (1988), uses the sf premise that a monkey may have her intelligence successfully augmented through the injection of human genetic material (see Apes as Human); the experiment ends tragically. Other thrillers ...

Harper, George W

(1927-    ) US science author who specialized in astronomy, and author, contributing nonfiction pieces to the "Science Fact" department of Analog from May 1963; he began to publish fiction of genre interest with "A Twice-Toed Tale" in Analog for May 1979. His first sf novel, Gypsy Earth (1982), is a full-flung Space Opera in the manner of the pre-World War Two masters of that ...

Dai-Guard

Japanese animated tv series (1999-2000). Original title Chikyū Bōei Kigyō Dai Gādo. Xebec. Directed by Seiji Mizushima. Written by Fumihiko Shimo. Voice cast includes Akiko Hiramatsu, Shin-ichiro Miki, Kentaro Ito, Kenichi Ono and Mayumi Shintani. 26 23-minute episodes. Colour. / In 2018 Japan is attacked by a Heterodyne, a giant Monster that is defeated by OE weaponry (a nuclear bomb in all but name). ...

Banim, John

(1798-1842) Irish playwright and author, brother of the author Michael Banim (1796-1874), and the dominant partner in their influential collaborative novels about Ireland as by Abel and Barnes O'Hara. He is of Proto SF interest for Revelations of the Dead-Alive (1824; vt London and its Eccentricities in the Year 2023 1845) anonymous, a Satire of the cultural world of London couched ...

Timequest

Videogame (1991). Legend Entertainment. Designed by Robert Bates. Platforms: DOS. / TimeQuest is an illustrated text Adventure in which the player, adopting the role of an operative in a future organization of Time Police, must undo the alterations to history made by a rogue agent before they become irreversible. The basic structure of the game is modular (see ...

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 ...



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