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Richardson, Nancy

(?   -    ) US author of a series of Ties to the Star Wars universe, the Star Wars: Junior Jedi Knights sequence beginning with Star Wars: Junior Jedi Knights #1: The Golden Globe (1995). [JC]

Dixon, Franklin W

Perhaps the most famous House Name of the Stratemeyer Syndicate (see Edward Stratemeyer), used by Leslie McFarlane for his contributions to the Hardy Boys sequence and by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams and others; rare items of genre interest in this series include The Disappearing Floor (1940) by John Button (whom see), The Firebird Rocket (1978) and The Hardy Boys: Ghost Stories (coll 1984). Two other early titles of possible interest are from the Ted Scott Flying Stories sequence: Castaways of ...

Red Faction

Videogame (2001). Volition. Platforms: Mac, PS2, Win (2001); Phone (2003). / Red Faction is a First Person Shooter, set on Mars and often suggestive of the less sophisticated scenes in Total Recall (1990). Its linear story follows the adventures of an oppressed miner (the player character) who becomes involved in a rebellion against the company which runs twenty-first century Mars (see Interactive Narrative). The gameplay is competently constructed if somewhat routine, with a design that is ...

Stargate: Universe

Canadian-American tv series (2009-2011). Created by Robert C Cooper and Brad Wright. Producers include Cooper, Wright, Carl Binder, John G Lenic, Joseph Mallozzi, and Paul Mullie. Directors include Andy Mikita, William Waring, Peter DeLuise, and Cooper. Writers include Cooper, Wright, Mallozzi, Mullie, Binder, and Martin Gero. Cast includes Robert Carlyle as Dr Nicholas Rush, Luis Ferreira as Colonel Everett Young, Brian J Smith as Lt Matthew Scott, Alaina Huffman as Lt Tamara Johansen, Jamil ...

John Carter: Warlord of Mars

Board and counter Wargame (1979). Simulations Publications Inc. Designed by Mark Herman, Eric Goldberg. / While most easily classified as a Wargame, John Carter is actually a fusion of several types of game which have followed generally separate paths of development since its release. Specifically, it combines many of the attributes of Board Games, Wargames and Role Playing Games. Players create new stories set on the exotic world of Barsoom, Edgar Rice Burroughs' version of Mars, ...

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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