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UK Print Magazine and Semiprozine published in review-size by PS Publishing, Yorkshire, and edited by Peter Crowther assisted by Nick Gevers, with Gevers becoming the primary editor from issue #11 (Summer 2007). Since issue #18 (Spring 2009) it has treated itself as an Anthology series, rather than a magazine, though it has retained the numbering sequence. Originally published quarterly, the magazine switched to double numbers from #20/21 (December 2009), and these have since appeared annually ...


US tv series (1999). Babylonian Productions for TNT. Created by J Michael Straczynski. Producers include Straczynski and Douglas Netter. Written by Straczynski and Fiona Avery. Directed by Michael Vejar, Tony Dow, Stephen Furst, and Janet Greek. Cast includes Gary Cole as Matthew Gideon, Tracy Scoggins as Elizabeth Lochley, Daniel Dae Kim as John Matheson, David Allen Brooks as Max Eilerson, Peter Woodward as Galen, Marjean Holden as Sarah Chambers, and Carrie Dorbo as Dureena Nafeel. Two hour ...

Greatorex, Wilfred

(1922-2002) UK editor, producer and scriptwriter for various Television series, most of them initially created by him as well, beginning with Probation Officer (1959-1962). He is of sf interest for 1990, creating and writing most of the scripts for this thirteen-part television series, as well as participating in a novelization Tied to the series, 1990 (1977), the main writer being Maureen Gregson. [JC]

Podrug, Junius

(1947-    ) US lawyer and author known for "collaborating" with the dead Harold Robbins (1916-1997) on several posthumous novels. After Gary Jennings, author of Aztec (1980) and its sequels, died in 1999, his editor, Robert Gleason and Podrug continued the Aztec sequence with Aztec Blood (2001); two of the later volumes – Gary Jennings' Apocalypse 2012 (2009) and Garry Jennings' The 2012 Codex (2010), both credited to Gleason and Podrug alone – are set in the ...


Film (1989). Entertainment Film Productions. Produced by Gary Kurtz. Directed by Steven M Lisberger. Written by Tony Kayden, based on a story by Bill Bauer. Cast includes Kitty Aldridge, Eleanor David, Mark Hamill, Ben Kingsley, Bill Paxton and Bob Peck. 102 minutes. Colour. / Unspecified ecological rape has led to great earthquakes and geological changes all over the world. A strong, constant "river" of wind, the Slipstream, blows always in one direction across a scarred landscape which ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...

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