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Gárcia y Robertson, R

(1949-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Flying Mountain" in Amazing for May 1987; some of his short fiction is assembled as The Moon Maid and Other Fantastic Adventures (coll 1998). Much of his work, short and long, either involves Time Travel to various eras, or is set in them; his range of protagonists is, in ethnic terms, extremely wide, and his use of characters who occupy sidebar roles in conventional versions of Western History is ...

Vadnais, Christiane

(1986-    ) Canadian radio programmer and author whose Faunes (coll of linked stories 2018; trans Pablo Strauss as Fauna 2020), set after the virtual elimination of Homo sapiens due to devastating Climate Change, traces through an array of linked narratives set in the sub-Arctic town of Shivering Heights the lives of survivors in the transformed world they cannot easily inherit. Mutations (see Mutants) haunt them, metamorphoses out of the toolkit of Fantastika, recurrences ...

Giller, Marc D

(1968-    ) US author of the Hammerjack sequence of Near Future noir Cyberpunk-inflected thrillers, comprising Hammerjack (2005) and Prodigal (2006), in which a hammerjacker – a thief who steals high-tech secrets – who has become a legitimate counter-agent (for a private firm) and spearheads the resistance to terrorists who plan to oppose humanity's Computer-driven Evolution towards the Posthuman. The action is competent, but leaves little room for anything else. ...

Miln, Louise Jordan

(1864-1933) UK author about whose identity there has been some confusion. Her surname has been spelled "Milne"; the British Library lists at least one of her books as by James Miln of Toronto; "Louise Jordan Miln" has been identified as a pseudonym of the British actor George Crichton Miln (1851-?   ), who was her husband. The truth is probably that she wrote the books signed with her name, and that she was otherwise known as Mrs George Crichton Miln. She is the author of several ...

Kim Possible

US animated tv series (2002-2007). Walt Disney Television Animation (see Disney on Television). Created by Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley. Executive Producers Chris Bailey, Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley. Directors include Chris Bailey, David Block and Steve Loter. Writers include Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley. Voice cast includes Nancy Cartwright, John DiMaggio, Will Friedle, Tahj Mowry, Christy Carlson Romano and Nicole Sullivan. 87 22-minute episodes. Colour. / High Schooler Kimberly ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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