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Devinne, Paul

(?   -?   ) US author of a Sleeper Awakes tale, The Day of Prosperity: A Vision of the Century to Come (1902), whose protagonist, on awakening after a century of well-tended sleep, complacently discovers a Utopia on lines directly reminiscent of Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward (1888): but even more than Bellamy, Devinne sees technological ...

Stoker, Shannon

(1985-    ) US attorney and author whose Young Adult Dystopian sequence, the Registry series beginning with The Registry (2013), is set in a Near Future America where young women are treated in a manner evocative of the role of Women in SF predicted by Margaret Atwood in ...

Starmont House

Former US Small Press, located successively in West Linn, Oregon, and in Mercer Island, Washington State from 1980, founded 1976 by T E Dikty, specializing in monographs on individual sf writers, along with some Bibliographies of and guides to sf magazines and book lines, and occasional reprints of pulp and paperback fiction. Starmont's first book was ...

Aaron, Rachel

(?   -    ) US author who also writes under her married name Rachel Bach, her husband and occasional collaborator being Travis Bach (?   -    ), and who initially became known for the Legend of Eli Monpress fantasy sequence beginning with The Spirit Thief (2010). Her first work of sf interest was the Paradox series – comprising Fortune's Pawn (2013), Honor's Knight ...

Who Is Julia?

US made-for-tv film (1986). CBS Entertainment International for CBS-TV. Directed by Walter Grauman. Produced by Graumann, Philip Barry, and Andrew Fenady. Written by James Steven Sadwith based on the novel Who Is Julia? (1972) by Barbara S Harris. Cast includes Jonathan Banks, Jeffrey DeMuneas, Judith Ledford, Jameson Parker and Mare Winningham (Mary Bodine). 91 minutes. Colour. / Beautiful fashion model Julia North (Ledford) is struck down while saving a young child ...

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. He began to publish work of genre interest with an sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" in Triquarterly for Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959]; he began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and later in ...



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