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Kent, Steven L

(1960-    ) US author of the Clone Republic sequence of Military SF stories involving a society of Clone soldiers who find an overachieving human warrior, with a mind of his own, difficult to come to terms with; the series begins with The Clone Republic (2006), and is projected to continue indefinitely. [JC]

TV Chariot

Letter-size saddle-stapled Television Fanzine printed on middle-grade paper. Published by T C Chariot Productions. Editor: Robert Cain. Assistant Editor: Maureen Cain. Twelve (?) issues, 1977 to 1979. Publication schedule was bimonthly. / Well-produced fanzine dedicated primarily to US sf Television programmes with some occasional film coverage. While most of the content focused on then-recent productions including Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979-1981) and Mork & Mindy ...

Carey, C J

Pseudonym of Venezuelan-born journalist and author Jane Thynne (1961-    ), in the UK from childhood; married to Philip Kerr until his death in 2018. Her fiction under her own name is nonfantastic; she is best known for the Clara Vine series of thrillers set in Germany before World War Two [not listed below]. She is of sf interest for Widowland (2021) as by C J Carey, an Alternate History Hitler Wins tale set in the occupied Dystopian Britain of 1953, whose Protector, Alfred ...

Purser-Hallard, Philip

(1971-    ) UK author born Philip Hallard who began to publish work of genre interest with "First Person" (in Perfect Timing 2, anth 1999, edited by Julian Eales and Helen Fayle), and who became identified with the Doctor Who universe through the ambitious Of the City of the Saved ..., a Tie the Faction Paradox sequence, set at the Cosmological hot-spot City located in a kind of safe zone between the end of this universe and the beginning of the next (see Eschatology). ...

Gardner, Sally

(?   -    ) UK theatre designer, illustrator and author, her books either being written for younger children or for the Young Adult market, beginning with the first of her twelve picture books [none listed below], The Little Nut Tree (graph 1993). The Magical Children sequence beginning with The Strongest Girl in the World (1999 chap), for slightly older children, tells the stories of various children who gain Magic powers. The Red Necklace sequence beginning ...

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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