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Falling Skies

US tv series (2011-current). Created by Robert Rodat. Producers include Rodat, Steven Spielberg, Greg Beeman, and Graham Yost. Directors include Beeman, Fred Toye, and Sergio Mimica-Gezzan. Writers include Rodat, Yost, and Melinda Hsu Taylor. Cast includes Noah Wyle as Tom Mason, Will Patton as Captain Weaver, Moon Bloodgood as Dr Anne Glass, Peter Shinkoda as Dai, Mpho Koaho as Anthony, Seychelle Gabriel as Lourdes, Sarah Carter as Margaret, Drew Roy as Hal Mason, Connor Jessup as Ben Mason, ...

Greeno, Gayle

(1949-    ) US author of two connected series of Planetary Romances: the Ghatti's Tale sequence beginning with The Ghatti's Tale: Book One: Finders-Seekers (1993) and the Ghatten's Gambit sequence ending with The Farthest Seeking (2000). On the abandoned colony planet of Methuen, various categories of being – including the unsurprisingly cat-like Ghatti, who are Telepaths – intermix, bonding or not. Mind Snare (1997) is a Young Adult tale, as are in effect the ...

Trueman, Chrysostom

Pseudonym of the unidentified UK author (?   -?   ) who lists himself as "Editor" of The History of a Voyage to the Moon (1864) [for full title see Checklist], a Proto-SF tale described by Darko Suvin in Victorian Science Fiction in the UK (1983) as being of considerable importance; Suvin also speculates that "Trueman" may possibly have been James Hinton (1822-1875), father of C H Hinton. However, according to Swann Galleries of New York, a copy auctioned there in ...

de la Ree, Gerry

(1924-1993) US fan, newspaper sports editor, art collector and Small-Press publisher, chiefly of limited-edition art books assembling work by Hannes Bok, Edd Cartier, Stephen Fabian and Virgil Finlay. Edited works include Bok: A Tribute to the Late Fantasy Artist (anth 1974 chap) with Sam Moskowitz, and Klarkash-ton and Monstro Ligriv (anth 1974 chap), the latter assembling unpublished poetry by Clark Ashton Smith, artwork and poetry by Virgil Finlay, and letters from Smith to Finlay. De la Ree ...

Bluejay Books

US publishing house founded by James R Frenkel, who had previously been the editor of Dell's sf line. Bluejay Books began publishing in 1983, its books being distributed by St Martin's Press. Among its titles were Gardner Dozois's best-of-the-year anthologies (see Anthologies), books by Frenkel's wife Joan D Vinge, Dan Simmons's first novel Song of Kali (1985), Patti Perret's book of photographic studies The Faces of Science Fiction (1984) and Greg Bear's Eon (1985). Other authors included Jack ...

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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