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Callin, Grant

(1941-    ) US soldier, research analyst for NASA, and author who has also written as by Flash Richardson; he began to publish work of genre interest with "Analog" in Analog for August 1971. In his Hard SF Saturnalia sequence comprising Saturnalia (1986) and A Lion on Tharthee (1987), which is partially set in a Space Habitat, an odd-couple pair of protagonists becomes involved in First Contact adventures centring on Iapetus, a moon of Saturn (see Outer Planets). His style ...

Barlowe, Wayne Douglas

(1958-    ) US illustrator whose successful Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials (graph 1979), in collaboration with Ian Summers and Beth Meacham (who wrote the text), was published when he was twenty-one, only two years after he had made his first sale, a cover for Cosmos. The book featured Barlowe's excellent paintings of many of sf's best-known attempts to depict Aliens. The son of natural-history artists Sy and Dorothea Barlowe, he has a talent for creating believable ...

Liston, Edward

(1900-1986) UK-born physician, flight surgeon and author, naturalized as a US citizen in 1932; in his Lost Race novel, The Bowl of Night (1948), a flight surgeon crash-lands in the Mexican jungle, where he discovers a Mayan civilization accessible only through passages Underground; the Mayans, though totally out of touch with the outside world, have developed science and Technology to rival the industrial West. [JC]

Re-Animator

Film (1985). Re-Animator Productions/Empire. Directed by Stuart Gordon. Written by Gordon, William J Norris and Dennis Paoli, based on Herbert West – Reanimator (February-July 1922 Home Brew as "Grewsome Tales"; vt March 1942-November 1943 Weird Tales; 1977 chap) by H P Lovecraft. Cast includes Bruce Abbott, Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton and David Gale. Full version 105 minutes. Colour. / In this Grand Guignol film Herbert West (Combs), a Mad Scientist medical student at Miskatonic ...

McKay, Herbert

(?   -?   ) UK author of A Camouflage Revolution (1929), in which the threat of a clandestine communist takeover of Great Britain is set in the Near Future. [JC]

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. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...



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