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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 ...

Banks, Raymond E

(1918-1996) US businessman who began writing with the fantasy story "The Sad Room" for Esquire in November 1946, billed as that Slick magazine's "discovery of the month"; he began again with "Never Trust an Intellectual" for Dynamic Science Fiction in June 1953, publishing at least 30 additional stories in the next decade. His novels are Sex-dominated ...


US professional Online Magazine published by Timothy Cooper, which ran for at least fifteen issues between August 2000 and January 2003, although virtually nothing can now be accessed on the internet. It began as an amateur magazine with a rather bland website and little promise. Cooper was frustrated with the lack of response to the issue and by receiving only two unsolicited submissions. He sought financial backing, which he obtained, and with that was ...

Devil Girl from Mars

Film (1954; 1955 US). Danziger Productions Ltd/British Lion Film Corporation (UK)/Spartan Films (US). Produced by Edward J Danziger and Harry Lee Danziger. Directed by David MacDonald. Written by James Eastwood from the play by Eastwood and John C Mather. Cast includes Adrienne Corri, Hazel Court, Patricia Laffan, Hugh McDermott and Peter Reynolds. 77 minutes. Black and white. / A flying saucer (see UFOs) with a rotating upper section lands in the ...

Lewisohn, Ludwig

(1882-1955) German-born translator, editor and author, in the US from 1890, who began writing work of genre interest with "The Cave of the Glittering Lamps" for All-Story in October-December 1910, a Lost Race tale set Underground. Of his many novels, Trumpet of Jubilee (1937), a tale about Hitler's Germany that ends in a Future War, is of sf interest. ...

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 a long sf-tinged poem, "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly); he only began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and sf proper with ...

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