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Miller, Steve

(1950-2024) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Shalgiel" for Flux Magazine in 1976, one of his few solo works, as he soon began collaborating with Sharon Lee with "The Naming of Kinzel: The Foolish" (June 1984 Fantasy Book); all his novels have been with Lee, primarily the Liaden Universe sequence of Space Opera tales, set in expansive (though not adventurously ...

Aimard, Gustave

Pseudonym of French author Olivier Gloux (1818-1883), author of a large number of adventures set in the American West, many of them published in English in the Aimard's Tales of Indian Life sequence. Of those translated into English, two have been noted as being of genre interest: L'Eclaireur (1859; trans Lascelles Wraxall as The Indian Scout: A Story of the Aztec City 1861), a Lost Race tale; and L'Araucan (undated; ...

Dyer, Thoraiya

(?   -    ) Australian veterinarian, competitive archer, and author of over fifty speculative fiction stories. / Dyer's first published story, "Night Heron's Curse" in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine for November 2008, was a fantasy that drew on Indigenous Australian culture. Subsequent stories moved between sf and fantasy. Her collection Asymmetry (coll ...

Logan, Kirsty

(circa 1985-    ) Scottish author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Field Notes from the End of the World" in Shadows & Tall Trees for Spring 2012; early stories, several of them Twice-Tolds [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below], were assembled in The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales (coll 2012). Her first novel, The Gracekeepers (2015), ...

Harley Quinn

US animated tv series (2019-current). DC Universe. Based on the character created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm. Developed by Justin Halpern, Dean Lorey and Patrick Schumacker. Directors include Cecilia Aranovich, Vinton Heuck, Ben Jones and Juan Jose Meza-Leon. Writers include Jess Dweck, Justin Halpern, Dean Lorey and Patrick Schumacker. Voice cast includes Diedrich Bader, Lake Bell, Kaley Cuoco, Ron Funches, Tony Hale, Matt Oberg, Jim Rash, Alan Tudyk. 47 23-minute episodes. Colour. / ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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