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Griswold, Amy

(?   -    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "The Life of Julio Valdieza" in Forbidden Lines for May 1992. She is known almost exclusively for Ties contributed to the Stargate: Atlantis Television series of Military SF adventures governed by the eponymous Stargates, beginning with The Lost (2011) with Jo Graham; she has also contributed a Tie to the associated Stargate SG-1 series. [JC]

Mixon, Laura J

(1957-    ) US author, married to Steven Gould, who began publishing sf with the first of the Omni Odysseys sequence for younger readers, Omni: Astropilots (1987; vt Astro Pilots 1987); other titles were from other hands. Her first adult novel, Glass Houses (December-mid-December 1991 Analog; 1992), is a Cyberpunk-influenced tale set in New York City, told in a style one might describe as East Coast noir. The female protagonist, grittily characterized, is tough, believable, ...

Red Giant

Performance (2014). Composed by Adam Matlock; libretto by Brian Slattery; directed by Britt Olsen-Ecker. Produced by Rhymes With Opera, featuring Elisabeth Halliday (soprano), Bonnie Lander (soprano), and Robert Maril (baritone). / During their 2013-2014 season Rhymes With Opera produced Red Giant, a chamber opera composed by Adam Matlock for three singers and a small orchestra. Sf author Brian Francis Slattery wrote the libretto; this was his first foray into writing for the stage. In the ...

McAllister, Don

(1934-    ) US author of Cloud World (1986), an sf novel set on an inhabited Jupiter and three of its moons. [JC]


US tv series (2008-2013). Created by J J Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci. Producers include Abrams, Kurtzman, Orci, Bryan Burk, and Jeff Pinkner. Directors include Brad Anderson, Joe Chappelle, Fred Toye, and Akiva Goldsman. Writers include Abrams, Kurtzman, Orci, Pinkner, J H Wyman, and Goldsman. Cast includes Anna Torv as Agent Olivia Dunham, John Noble as Dr Walter Bishop, Joshua Jackson as Peter Bishop, Lance Reddick as Agent Phillip Broyles, Blair Brown as Nina Sharp, and Jasika ...

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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