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Rogers, Jane

(1952-    ) UK screenwriter and author of Young Adult novels beginning with Separate Tracks (1983), none of her early work being fantastic, though Island (1999), a mundane fantasia on William Shakespeare's The Tempest (performed circa 1610-1611), comes close. Mr Wroe's Virgins (1991) – she also scripted the Television version (1993) – is her best known work. Of sf interest is The Testament of Jessie Lamb (2011), set in a Near Future world where a mysterious ...

Steven Universe: The Movie

US animated tv film (2019). Cartoon Network Studios. Director and Executive Producer: Rebecca Sugar. Produced by Jackie Buscarino. Writers include Hilary Florido, Joe Johnston, Kat Morris and Rebecca Sugar. Voice cast includes Zach Callison, Michaela Dietz, Susan Egan, Estelle, Deedee Magno Hall, Grace Rolek, Tom Scharpling and Sarah Stiles. 83 minutes. Colour. / The film is set two years after the events that closed Season 5 of the Steven Universe (2013-2020) television series, Steven ...

Matheson, Richard Christian

(1953-    ) US author and (primarily) writer for film and television, and television producer. Matheson's work has been at most only fringe sf; he is not to be confused with his father, Richard Matheson, nor with his younger brother Chris Matheson (1958-    ), cowriter of the witty screenplay for Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) and its sequel Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991). Matheson's television work includes scripts for The Incredible ...

Berry, Jedediah

(1977-    ) US editor and author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Inheritance" in The Fairy Tale Review for 2007, and although his work is not generally thought of as sf, his first novel, The Manual of Detection (2009), imparts very considerable Equipoisal energy to the story of Charles Unwin, a detective whose investigations into his predecessor's apparent triumphs gradually unpack a deeply insecure world. Beleaguered by colleagues in the detective agency ...

Cass, De Lysle Ferrée

(1887-1973) US author who published fairly widely in American Pulp magazines of the early twentieth century, mostly concentrating on fantasy, and beginning with "Oahula the Carnivorous" (March 1913 All-Story). Of sf interest is his authorship of the eighth of the Airship Boys sequence, The Airship Boys in the Great War; Or, the Rescue of Bob Russell (1915) as by H L Sayler, Sayler (who had written the previous seven) having died in 1913 (see Airship Boys; Sequels by Other Hands; Ties). He is of ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...



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