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Windling, Terri

(1958-    ) US editor, artist and author, who occasionally publishes under the pseudonym Bellamy Bach. She grew up in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and attended Antioch College, where she pursued her interests in art and folklore. She then moved to New York and began working in the publishing industry. She has had her greatest impact on the field as an editor, both of book series and anthologies that accompanied and abetted the burgeoning popularity of Fantasy in the 1980s ...

Starship Troopers

Film (1997). TriStar Pictures and Touchstone Pictures (see The Walt Disney Company) present a Jon Davison production. Directed by Paul Verhoeven. Written by Ed Neumeier based on Starship Troopers (October-November 1959 F&SF as "Starship Soldier"; 1959) by Robert A Heinlein. Cast includes Clancy Brown, Jake Busey, Casper Van Dien, Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Ironside, Dina Meyer and Denise Richards. 129 minutes. Colour. / Starship Troopers the film operates as critique as well as ...

Wagner, Bruce

(1954-    ) US screenwriter and author who has focused on the splendours and miseries of California life and culture, as in his first book, Force Majeure: The Bud Wiggins Stories (coll of linked stories 1988; exp vt Force Majeure 1991), whose Comic-Inferno examination of Hollywood (see Cinema) edges close to the fantastic. His script for the Television series Wild Palms (which see for details) is full-blown sf. He produced three separate books about or rendering the series: ...

Collyn, George

Pseudonym used for short sf by UK author Colin Pilkington (1937-2002), whose work mostly appeared in New Worlds, plus one story in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. [DRL] see also: Sun. /

Corbett, James

(1887-1958) UK author who served as a lieutenant in the armed forces during World War One and wrote popular thrillers for the lending-library market from 1929 to 1951. Corbett's sf tales, beginning with The White Angel (1931), are as sensational as his thrillers. The Man Who Saw the Devil (1934) is a rewrite of Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886), in which neither personality is aware of the other's existence. Devil-Man from Mars (1935), an interplanetary novel ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...

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