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Longstreth, T Morris

(1886-1975) US author active from 1915 or earlier; of sf interest is a late juvenile (see Children's SF) tale, Time Flight (1954), in which two contemporary young men are Timeslipped into seventeenth-century Salem at the time of the witch trials, and find themselves in danger. [JC]

Grier, Sydney C

Pseudonym of UK author Hilda Caroline Gregg (1868-1933), whose Graustarkian (see George Barr McCutcheon; Ruritania) Balkan trilogy, beginning with An Uncrowned King: A Romance of High Politics (December 1895-June 1896 Blackwood's Magazine anon; 1896), edges into the Near Future with a campaign (failed) to return Palestine to the Jews. [JC]

Star Trek

US tv series (1966-1969). A Norway Production for Paramount Television/NBC. Created by Gene Roddenberry, also executive producer. Producers: Roddenberry, Gene L Coon, John Meredyth Lucas and Fred Freiberger (season 3). Story consultants: Steven Carabatsos and D C Fontana. Writers for seasons one and two include Jerome Bixby, Robert Bloch, Coon, Max Ehrlich, Harlan Ellison, Fontana, David Gerrold, George Clayton Johnson, Richard Matheson, Roddenberry, Jerry Sohl, Norman Spinrad and Theodore ...

Wright, Ronald

(1948-    ) UK-born historian, travel-writer and author, in Canada from 1970. His sf novel, A Scientific Romance (1997), explicitly acknowledges a close connection to H G Wells, whose first Scientific Romance The Time Machine (1895) (see Time Machine; Time Travel) provides a model for the later book, as do the vivid earlier portions of The Shape of Things to Come (1933) that describe a balkanized depopulated land in the distant Near Future; he also acknowledges Richard ...

Man Called Flintstone, The

Animated film (1966; vt The Flintstones in The Man Called Flintstone). Hanna-Barbera Productions/Columbia Pictures. Produced and directed by Joseph Barbera and William Hanna. Written by Harvey Bullock and R S Allen. Cast includes Mel Blanc, June Foray, Paul Frees, Gerry Johnson, Don Messick, Alan Reed, Jean Vander Pyl and Janet Waldo. 89 minutes. Colour. / Secret Agent Rock Slag (Frees) is injured in the town of Bedrock in a battle with agents working for the international Villain the Green ...

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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