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Stableford, Brian M

(1948-2024) UK academic, critic, translator and author, with a degree in Biology and a doctorate in Sociology, which he taught 1977-1988 before turning to writing full-time. He began his writing career early, collaborating with a schoolfriend, Craig A Mackintosh (writing together as Brian Craig), on his first published story, "Beyond Time's Aegis" for Science Fantasy #78 in 1965; much ...

Plum-Ucci, Carol

(1957-    ) US author of novels for the Young Adult market; The She (2003) is a horror tale; the Streams of Babel sequence, comprising Streams of Babel (2008) and Fire Will Fall (2010), depicts a Near Future bioterrorist attack on America through the eyes of afflicted teenagers, who may be able to discover an effective response. [JC]


UK tv serial (1979; vt The Quatermass Conclusion). Euston Films/ITV. Produced by Ted Childs. Directed by Piers Haggard. Written Nigel Kneale. Cast includes Simon MacCorkindale, John Mills and Rebecca Saire. Four 60-minute episodes. Colour. Version for film release (but receiving general release only on videotape) titled The Quatermass Conclusion, 102 minutes. / This fourth and weakest of the Quatermass television serials (see below for ...

Marjorie Prime

Film (2017). Passage Pictures presents. Directed by Michael Almereyda. Written by Michael Almereyda, based on the play Marjorie Prime (performed 2013; 2016) by Jordan Harrison. Cast includes Stephanie Andujar, Geena Davis, Hannah Gross, Jon Hamm, Tim Robbins and Lois Smith. Colour. 99 minutes. / A family ruminates over the sensitive dependence of Identity on Memory as each ...

Arthur C Clarke Award

This award has been given since 1987 for the best sf novel whose UK first edition was published during the previous calendar year, and consists of an inscribed bookend and a sum of money from a grant initially donated by Arthur C Clarke. In 2001 the prize money – until then a constant £1000 – was increased to £2001 as a gesture to 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968); it has since risen by ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. ...

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