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Abbott, Charles

(1858-1926) Australian medical doctor and author, in US from before the end of the century though he returned home; his Prehistoric SF novel, set in early America, was The Cliff Dweller's Daughter; Or, How He Loved Her, an Indian Romance of Prehistoric Times (1899). [JC] see also: Forgotten Futures. /

Elliott, Bruce

(1914-1973) US author and editor, active mainly in the sf field in the early 1950s, though his first story of genre interest was "Jungle Jazz" for Doc Savage magazine in June 1944; in the 1940s, he also wrote several stories for the magazine sequence The Shadow (see The Shadow). His sf novels – Asylum Earth (October 1952 Startling; 1968) and The Rivet in Grandfather's Neck (1970) – are routine adventures. [JC] see also: Dimensions. /

Outlaw Star

Japanese animated tv series (1998). Original title Seihō Bukyō Autorō Sutā. Based on the Manga by Takehiko Itō. Sunrise. Directed by Mitsuru Hongo. Written by Katsuhiko Chiba. Voice cast includes Takeshi Aono, Toshiko Fujita, Takaya Hashi, Tsutomu Kashiwakura, Seizo Kato, Ayako Kawasumi, Rica Matsumoto, Yuko Miyamura, Kazuhiro Nakata, Shigeru Shibuya and Sayuri Yamauchi. 26 26-minute episodes. Colour. / Long ago, the discovery of Dragonite crystal in a meteorite led ...

Child, Lincoln

(1957-    ) US anthologist and author, whose earlier novels of sf interest were written in collaboration with Douglas Preston, either as by Lincoln Preston or under both real names. Their venue tends to be a version of New York in which Horror-tinged sf conceits are told in an Urban Fantasy frame [for this term, plus Edifice and Technofantasy below, see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below]; there are several continuing characters, most consistently FBI Agent ...

Alexander, David [2]

(1943-2010) US author, publisher, magician, private investigator and editor of The Humanist 1990-1991; not the same person as either David Alexander or David M Alexander. His Star Trek Creator: The Authorized Biography of Gene Roddenberry (1994) unchallengingly presents its subject matter. [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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