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Wilder, Myles

(1933-2010) US television comedy scriptwriter and producer, son of filmmaker W Lee Wilder. He was involved with three minor 1950s sf films produced and directed by his father, writing the original story for Phantom from Space (1953) and collaborating on its screenplay with William Raynor, whose solo screenplay for Killers from Space ...

Chapin, Maud Hudnut

(1872-1963) US author of the stories, mostly sf, some very mildly Feminist in their implications, assembled as The Lost Star, and Other Stories (coll 1948 chap). [JC]

Forward, Simon A

(1967-    ) UK author who began publishing work of genre interest with "One Bad Apple" (in Doctor Who: More Short Trips, anth 1999, ed Stephen Cole); and who has published four Doctor Who Ties: Doctor Who: Drift (2002), Doctor Who Novellas: Shellshock (2003), and Doctor Who: Emotional Chemistry (2003). Under his own name, and as Steve Rogers, he has also published several ...

Schachner, Nat

(1895-1955) US chemist, lawyer and author, known mainly for biographies of US historical figures, who began publishing work of genre interest with "The Tower of Evil" with Arthur Leo Zagat (it was also his first publication) for Wonder Stories Quarterly, Summer 1930. His collaboration with Zagat lasted over a year, all Schachner's first eleven stories being done with him, including a novel-length tale, ...

Steele, Alex

(?   -    ) US author, possibly pseudonymous, whose The New People: They Came from the Sea (1969) is a Tie to an abortive Young Adult Television series, The New People (1969-1970), and confronts its numerous young protagonists with an Invasion of their ...

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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