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Thomas, D M

(1935-2023) UK poet and author who made use of sf themes most explicitly in such early Poetry as "The Head-Rape" in New Worlds for March 1968 and the two-part "Computer 70: Dreams & Lovepoems" (March-April 1970 New Worlds), a sequence assembled with other poetry of interest in Logan Stone (coll 1970); or the later "S. F." (in The Umbral Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry, anth ...

Star Trek: Voyager

US tv series (1995-2001). Created by Rick Berman, Michael Piller, and Jeri Taylor, based on Star Trek, created by Gene Roddenberry. Producers include Berman, Piller, Taylor, Merri D Howard, Brannon Braga, and Peter Lauritson. Directors include David Livingston, Winrich Kolbe, Allan Kroeker, Michael Vejar, LeVar Burton, Robert Duncan McNeill, Jonathan Frakes, and Roxann Dawson. Writers ...

Jimenez, Simon

(1989-    ) US author whose first novel, The Vanished Birds (2020), though it does not significantly develop the SF Megatext, gives intimate and prolonged life to a moderately complex tale set in a universe evocative of the Baroque Space Operas of authors like Dan Simmons as well as the coherent ongoing narrative focus of the work of such authors as C J ...

Chaon, Dan

(1964-    ) US author, most of whose work may be defined as horror (see Horror in SF), the topoi of which are scrutinized with sophisticated intensity; active from the early 1980s; his early stories were assembled as Fitting Ends and Other Stories (coll 1995) and Among the Missing (coll 2001). Like all his work, they are hauntedly illuminating about the family romance between the world and the storyable, ...

Mandel, George

(1920-2021) US Comics artist who drew some Superhero figures including The Woman in Red – first seen in Thrilling Comics #2 (March 1940) and identified as the first female masked crime-fighter – Black Marvel for Timely and Blue Bolt for Novelty, until he was badly wounded in World War Two. / Mandel then turned to writing, beginning with the early Beat novel ...

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 ...

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