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Kirkbride, John

(?   -    ) UK author, not to be confused with the UK singer-songwriter John Kirkbride (1946-    ); his Young Adult novel, Life on Urth (1994), carries its young protagonists to a Parallel World that turns out to be a comic Parody of Earth. Adventures accumulate winningly from this point. [JC]

Grimes, Tom

Working name of Thomas J Grimes (1954-    ), US author of two Near Future Satires: City of God (1995) views pre-millennium America as a media-dominated funhouse full of terrors; WILL@epicqwest.com: (A Medicated Memoir) (2003) sends its protagonist through a similarly deranged and deranging Cyberspace in a McGuffin-like quest for the source of a strange new disease, which turns out not to be so harmless as it may have seemed, as it is a viral manifestation of ...

Sutton, Jean

(1915-2003) US author, with her husband Jeff Sutton (whom see for details), of six novels, mostly for Young Adult readers. [JC]

Spider-Man: Far from Home

Film (2019). Marvel Studios, Columbia Pictures, Pascal Pictures. Directed by Jon Watts. Written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, based on the Marvel Comic by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Cast includes Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Holland, Samuel L Jackson, J B Smoove, Cobie Smulders, Martin Starr, Marisa Tomei and Zendaya. 129 minutes. Colour. / Marvel staple Nick Fury (Jackson) investigates attacks from the Earth and Air Elementals which were foiled by Quentin Beck ...

Teng, Tais

Pseudonym of Dutch illustrator and author Thijs van Ebbenhorst Tengbergen (1952-    ), active since about 1977, much of whose work has been sf for younger children and Young Adult audiences. He began to publish work of genre interest with "Jouw Liefde is Geen Stenen Bloem" ["Your Love Is Not a Stone Flower"] as Thijs van E Tengbergen in the Belgian Fanzine INFO-SFAN for May 1972, professionally reprinted under his full name in Dans in de Ruimte (anth 1977) edited by A van ...

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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