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Eckert, Allan W

(1931-2011) US television writer – he is credited with over 200 scripts for the nonfiction animal series, Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom (1963-1988), for which he won an Emmy Award – and author, mainly of works of natural history, for which he has seven times been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, and of fiction in various genres; his first novel, The Great Auk: A Novel (1963), containing no elements of the fantastic. He began writing work of genre ...

Will, John N

(?   -    ) Probably US author of the novella-length My Blond Princess of Space (1968 chap). [JC/DRL]

Shagan, Steve

(1927-2015) US screenwriter, producer and author, involved in some adaptations of Tarzan to the screen, and producer of 37 of the 57 episodes in the Television series Tarzan (1966-1968). Of some sf interest is The Formula (1979), based on his filmscript for The Formula (1980), in which contemporary oil companies attempt to destroy all evidence of the Nazi Invention ...

Landolfi, Tommaso

(1908-1979) Italian translator (mostly from the Russian) and author, active as an author of short fictions from 1929. Three selections, covering most of his career, have appeared in English: Gogol's Wife and Other Stories (coll trans Raymond Rosenthal, John Longrigg and Wayland Young 1963), Cancerqueen and Other Stories (coll trans Raymond Rosenthal 1971) – which includes the short title novel, Cancroregina (1950 chap; trans Jack Murphy 1950 in ...

Kimball, Janus

Pseudonym used by US author, journalist and media executive Richard Hack (1951-    ) for Scanners II: The New Order (1991), which is Tied to the film Scanners II: The New Order (1990); see Scanners. Most of Hack's work is non-genre and published under his own name. [JC/DRL]

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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