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Kaye, Marilyn

(1949-    ) US author who has also written as Shannon Blair and whose first work of interest to the field of the fantastic was her PhD thesis for the University of Chicago, The Nature of Didacticism as Related to Romance and Sexuality in Young Adult Novels, 1965-1978 (1983 microfilm). Her work is almost entirely devoted to Young Adult tales, usually in series. Of sf interest are four series in particular. The ...

Forman, James D

(1932-2009) US author whose sf novels are for a Young Adult audience. They began with Call Back Yesterday (1981) and its sequel, Doomsday Plus Twelve (1984), a studiedly and effectively admonitory presentation of nuclear Holocaust as an event having little to do – contra much of wish-fulfilment Survivalist Fiction popular in the 1980s – with post-Bomb ...

Terry, Teri

Working name of French-born lawyer, optometrist and author Teresa Terry (?   -    ), mostly in Canada from infancy, in UK from 2004; the young protagonist of the Young Adult Slated sequence, comprising Slated (2012), Fractured (2013) and Shattered (2014), has suffered a Memory Edit at the hands of a tyrannical ...

Vibbert, Marie

(1974-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Brain Trust" in Reflection's Edge for February 2006. Her first novel, Galactic Hellcats (2021), describes with mild gusto its two protagonists' adventures with "space motorcycles" as, variously pursued, they upset the applecart on a planet new to them, and continue their flight to interstellar glory. In the Near Future MegaDeath (2022) ...

Nowhere Man

US tv series (1995-1996). Lawrence Hertzog Productions/Touchstone Television for UPN TV network. Created by Lawrence Hertzog. Produced by Peter Dunne. Directors included Michael Levine, Tobe Hooper, Steve Safford and Ian Toynton. Writers included Erica Byrne, Dunne, David Ehrman and Joel Surnow. Cast includes Megan Gallagher, Bruce Greenwood, Jay Arlen Jones and Murray Rubinstein. One 65-minute pilot plus 24 45-minute episodes. Colour. / Photojournalist Thomas Veil (Greenwood) ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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