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Houser, Lionel

(1908-1949) US screenwriter, film producer and author of the medical fantasy Caress and Farewell (1934), in which a female surgeon attempts to create a custom lover whose short life will be utterly dedicated to her (see Medicine). [DRL]

Steiber, Ellen

(1955-    ) US author initially and primarily associated with her contribution to two Shared World series of Ties to the Television series The X-Files, The X-Files Young Readers Series beginning with The X-Files #4: Squeeze (1996), and The X-Files Young Adult Series beginning with The X-Files: Eve (1997) and ending with The X-Files: Haunted (2000), which is number fifteen in that overall series. These series are for the Young Adult market. Her first standalone novel, A Rumor ...

Czerneda, Julie E

(1955-    ) Canadian author who began publishing work of genre interest with "First Contact" in First Contact (anth 1997) edited by Martin H Greenberg and Larry Segriff, First Contact being a theme of clear interest to her as it clearly shapes much of her work, either explicitly as in In the Company of Others (2001) or as an underlying template in the Web Shifters sequence (her second) which begins with Beholder's Eye (1998). / Throughout, the underlying Xenobiology ...

Tayler, Kassy

(?   -    ) US author, possibly pseudonymous, of the Young Adult Steampunk Dystopian Ashes of Twilight sequence beginning with Ashes of Twilight (2012), set in a clockwork-governed Underground world with Pocket Universe elements, run on tyrannically authoritarian lines and in fear of the open air above. In the process of demonstrating that "the sky is blue", the young protagonist finds herself and love, and quests adventurously. Outdoors is not all she ...

Monsters [tv]

US tv series (1988-1991). Laurel Entertainment, Inc. Syndicated. Created by Richard P Rubinstein. Executive producer Richard P Rubinstein. Producers include Michael Gornick, Anthony Santa Croce and Bill Siegler. Directors include Gerald Cott, Ernest Farino, and Bette Gordon. Writers include Michael Bishop, Ron Goulart, Peg Haller, Richard Rubinstein, Robert Sheckley, Dan Simmons, Edithe Swenson and F Paul Wilson. 72 30-minute episodes. Colour. / This low-budget Television Anthology Series ...

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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