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Gardner, Thomas S

(1908-1963) US chemist and author. He began writing sf with "The Last Woman" for Wonder Stories in April 1932 (erroneously published as by Thomas D Gardner), which has been anthologized, and went on to write another five stories in the next decade. Active in sf Fandom, he wrote an annual review of the sf and fantasy magazine field for Science Fiction Times (see Fantasy Times) and published ...

Anonymous SF Editors

This entry, as a companion to Anonymous (dealing with never-identified authors), notes uncredited and never-identified Anthology editors who owing to their anonymity can be referred to only by citing their productions. Anonymously edited sf Anthologies are not particularly common, unlike the case with ghost and horror stories. We do not treat pairs of novellas or novels bound in ...

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Film (2014). Paramount Pictures in association with Hasbro presents a Di Bonaventura Pictures, Tom DeSanto/Don Murphy Production, Ian Bryce Productions and October Pictures production in association with China Movie Channel, Jiaflix Enterprises, Amblin Entertainment and Platinum Dunes. Directed by Michael Bay. Written by Ehren Kruger. Cast includes Peter Cullen, John Goodman, Kelsey Grammer, T J Miller, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Mark Ryan, Stanley Tucci, ...

Romanov, German

(1964-    ) Russian author of copious Alternate History and Military SF novels, a vocation to which he turned after a career in actual history, having earned his PhD for a dissertation on the Cossack population of his native Eastern Siberia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Retiring as an assistant professor, he returned to what had formerly been his ...

Dowling, Steve

(1904-1986) UK artist known almost solely for the Comic strip Garth (which see for bibliography), although he worked on other strips as well. He received his formal art training from the Liverpool School of Art and then the Westminster School of Art, before taking to comics art. He illustrated Garth – briefly scripting it at the outset until author J H G "Don" Freeman was brought in – from 1943 until his ...

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. He began to publish work of genre interest with an sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" in Triquarterly for Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959]; he began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and later in ...

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