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US tv series (2007-current). College Hill Pictures and Warner Bros. Television for NBC. Created by Chris Fedak and Josh Schwartz. Producers include Fedak, Schwartz, Ben Kunde, McG, and Matthew Miller. Writers include Fedak, Schwartz, Miller, Alison Adler, and Phil Klemmer. Directors include Robert Duncan McNeill, Alan Kroeker, Patrick R Norris, Jeremiah S Chechik, and Peter Lauer. Cast includes Zachary Levi as Chuck Bartowski, Yvonne Strahovski as Sarah Walker, Adam Baldwin as John Casey, Sarah ...

Schulman, Sarah

(1958-    ) US historian, playwright and author who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Penis Story" in Things Invisible to See: Gay and Lesbian Tales of Magic Realism (anth 1998) edited by Lawrence Schimel. Most of her early work, including several novels, beginning with her first, The Sophie Horowitz Story (1984), deal with a range of issues, including Feminism, AIDs, often through the use of transgendered protagonists. The Mere Future (2009), a Near Future ...

Baen, Jim

Working name of US editor and author James Patrick Baen (1943-2006) who began his publishing career in 1972, when he became Gothics editor at Ace Books; in early years, he sometimes signed himself James Baen. He moved to Galaxy Science Fiction in 1973 as managing editor, taking over the editorship in 1974 of both Galaxy and If from Ejler Jakobsson. These magazines were then in a crisis, which resulted in their amalgamation (as Galaxy) in January 1975. Baen soon showed himself to be a capable ...

Taylor, Frank

(1894-1972) US author of House of the Hunter (1962), set in a deserted Post-Holocaust Los Angeles (see California), as an unseen entity gradually eliminates the last survivors in an isolated house. [JC]

Wasserman, Robin

(1978-    ) US author of Young Adult fiction whose first series, the Chasing Yesterday sequence beginning with Awakening (2007), follows the attempts to recover herself of a young woman who awakens with Amnesia in an apocalyptic ruin. Trying to recover from a similar state of Identity loss, the young protagonist of the Skinned/Cold Awakening sequence beginning with Skinned (2008; vt Frozen 2009) finds herself in an artificial body after her own has been destroyed; the Near ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...

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