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Franklin, Cheryl J

(1955-    ) US author, most of whose work fits into a two-part sequence, beginning with the fantasy Fire Lord/Magical Tales of the Taormin books [see Checklist] and continuing with the fantasy-like sf Network/Consortium series, comprising The Light in Exile (1990), The Inquisitor (1992) and Ghost Shadow (1996), set in a Planetary Romance venue, into which interstellar vampires are imported. [JC]

Lindsay, Jeffry P

Pseudonym of US author Jeffry P Freundlich (1952-    ) for fiction written in collaboration with his wife, Hilary Hemingway. These books include an sf thriller series comprising Dreamland (1995) and Dreamchild (1998), both with Hilary Hemingway, told in a UFO mode, featuring an Alien kept secret by the government, and a half-human child conceived during these proceedings; and Time Blender (1997) with Michael Dorn and Hilary Hemingway, in which a portal leads to another world ...

Lewis, Charles Bertrand

(1842-1924) US journalist and author whose career under his own name began before the American Civil War, and who also published as by M Quad, using this name mainly for his humorous work (most notably the Mr Bowser series) and adventure fiction. In Under Five Lakes; Or, the Cruise of the "Destroyer" (1886) as by M Quad a Lost World is discovered in a series of subterranean caverns under the Great Lakes (see Under the Sea) during the American Civil War. [JC]


Film (1990). White Noise/Heritage. Directed by Peter Lehner. Written by Lehner, Gordon Chavis. Cast includes Kristen Cloke, Stefan Gierasch, J C Quinn, Daniel J Travanti, Grace Zabriskie and Billy Zane. 95 minutes. Colour. / An impressive but very low-budget picture, updating some of the feel of Jean-Luc Godard's Alphaville (1965) in its vision of a transformed future USA (played oddly but effectively by present-day Switzerland) divided into independent zones. The disguised hero (Zane) is ...

Nebula Science Fiction

UK large-Digest-size magazine. 41 issues Autumn 1952-August 1959, published by Crownpoint Publications, Glasgow, Autumn 1952-April 1955, and by Peter Hamilton September 1955-August 1959; edited by Peter Hamilton. Issues were numbered consecutively after Vols 1 and 2 of four nos each; what should have been Vol 3 #1 was actually marked #9. Publication was quite irregular except for July 1957-February 1959, which was monthly apart from the omission of November and December 1957. / Nebula was ...

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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