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Kalstein, Dave

(?   -    ) US screenwriter and author whose Near Future sf novel, Prodigy (2005), is set in an elite highrise school on the edge of a thinly disguised Los Angeles (see California) in 2036; its students, subject to extremely intense Cultural Engineering, believe wrongly they are being shaped for a Utopian future. ...

Panatier, Chris

(?   -    ) US lawyer, painter, illustrator, poet and author, active in his first profession from 2001 with a focus on representing victims of toxic exposure, in particular asbestos poisoning. His work as an author dates from 2015 or earlier; he began to publish work of genre interest with "The Eighth Fathom" in Metaphorosis for March 2020. His first novel, The Phlebotomist (2020), is set in a ...

Modern Monsters

Letter-size saddle-stapled Cinema magazine printed on newsprint-quality paper. Publisher: Prestige Publications. Four bimonthly issues, April 1966 to October/November 1966. Editors: Gunther Collins and Donald F Glut (uncredited). / A good-quality magazine which tried to imitate Famous Monsters of Filmland, although with a slightly more mature slant. Modern Monsters ran the ...

Hickson, Ella

(1985-    ) UK playwright whose Wendy & Peter Pan (performed 10 December 2013; 2014) is a Feminist restructuring of J M Barrie's version of the title characters, mostly adapting his Peter and Wendy (1911) [for J M Barrie see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below]. Of more direct sf interest is Oil (performed 7 October 2016; 2016), ...

Daniels, Norman A

The main pseudonym of US Pulp author Norman A Danberg (1905-1995), who was extremely prolific from about 1931 in a wide range of magazines, concentrating on detective thrillers under various names, including John L Benton, the House Name Will Garth, Frank Johnson, the house name Kenneth Robeson and C K M Scanlon. As Wallace Brooker he wrote the ...

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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