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Stevens, Gordon

(1945-    ) UK journalist, Television producer and author of political thrillers; of sf interest is And All the King's Men (1990), a Hitler Wins tale in set in an Alternate History Britain invaded by Germany in 1939; a resistance movement begins, and is successful by the middle of 1942. [JC]

File 770

US Fanzine since January 1978, edited from Los Angeles by Mike Glyer, roughly bimonthly until 1999 but thereafter publishing three or fewer issues per year until 2016 (see below); the name alludes to the legendary (though only in Fandom) party in Room 770 of the 1951 Worldcon hotel that ran for two days and was a highlight of the event. / A newsletter covering Fandom, with emphasis on North America, File 770 was begun when the previous leading US Newszine – Karass (1974-1978) edited ...

Griffith, Nicola

(1960-    ) UK author resident in the US from 1989; married to Kelley Eskridge. She began publishing work of genre interest with "An Other Winter's Tale" for Network in Autumn 1987, and attracted wide attention with her first novel, Ammonite (1993), a late and sophisticated traversal of the themes – and the venues through which those themes have typically been expressed – of Feminism in sf. Her female protagonist, who is both agent and victim of an interstellar, ...

Ecklar, Julia

(1964-    ) US songwriter, Filk-singer and author, initially best known for a vinyl album, Divine Intervention (1986), which she wrote and performed. She began writing work of genre interest with "The Music Box" for Analog in September 1989, and soon published the first of her Star Trek Ties, Star Trek: The Kobayashi Maru (1989). Her subsequent contributions to the Star Trek universe have been in collaboration with Karen Rose Cercone, the two writing together as L A Graf ...

Satō Michiaki

(?   -    ) Japanese artist specializing in sf novel Illustration and Mecha design for Anime. A former member of Studio Nue (see Naoyuki Katō; Haruka Takachiho), he received the Seiun Award for art in 1987, in which period he was largely known as the cover artist for authors including Chiaki Kawamata, Masaki Yamada and Chōhei Kanbayashi. Later in his career, he became better known for his design work, on iterations of the Super Dimensional Fortress ...

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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