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Traviss, Karen

(?   -    ) UK-born soldier, advertising copywriter, journalist and author, in US from the early years of the twenty-first century, who began publishing work of genre interest with "Orchids" in Neverworlds for February 1999, with occasional short work appearing until around 2007. From early in her career, however, she has focused on Series: the non-tie Wess'har Wars sequence comprising City of Pearl (2004), Crossing the Line (2004), The World Before (2005), ...


Film (1994). Largo International N.V. in association with JVC Entertainment present a Signature/Renaissance/Dark Horse Entertainment Production. Directed by Hyams. Executive producer Mike Richardson; producers include Sam Raimi. Written by Mark Verheiden from a story by Richardson and Verheiden, based on the Comics series created by Richardson and Verheiden. Cast includes Scott Bellis, Bruce McGill, Gloria Reuben, Mia Sara, Jason Schombing, Ron Silver and Jean-Claude Van Damme. 98 minutes. ...

Lemaître, Jules

(1853-1914) French dramatist, critic and author whose Les Rois (1893; trans Belle M Sherman as Prince Hermann Regent 1893; new trans Ernest Tristan and G F Monkshood Their Majesties the Kings 1909) is a Near Future tale set in 1900 in the Ruritanian kingdom of Alfaine, the story detailing an increasingly melancholy sequence of abdications that climaxes in a revolution. [JC]

Malcolm, Roy

Joint pseudonym of Donald Malcolm and Archie Roy for four nonfiction pieces published in mid- to late 1950s SF Magazines: "A Tenth Planet?" (June 1955 New Worlds), "Is Bode's Law a Coincidence?" (July 1955 Astounding), "Whose Moon?" (February 1956 New Worlds) and "First Breakthrough" ([October] 1958 Nebula #35). [DR/DRL] links / Internet Speculative Fiction Database

Wybraniec, Peter Frank

(1882-1964) Polish-born US author whose lightly fictionalized Utopia Speratia (1935; rev vt Speratia: The Land of Hope 1941) posits an anti-egalitarian state control over every aspect of life, with Religion adamantly manifest. The author, who seems to have simultaneously used the name Dr Raphael W Leonhart as putative writer of this text, was a dentist. [JC]

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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