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Vincent, Joyce

(?   -?   ) Australian author of some sf interest for The Celestial Hand: A Sensational Story (1903), a Future War tale in the midst of which a Utopia is described. [JC]

Sandlin, Tim

(1950-    ) US screenwriter and author, most of whose work travels to comic extremities, though the Satire remains nonfantastic. Of sf interest is Jimi Hendrix Turns Eighty (2007), set in Near Future California; it is 2023, and the real Drew Barrymore (1975-    ), who is now governor, becomes involved in a dispute centred on an assisted-living centre, whose aged boomer inhabitants are aggressively insisting on their entitlement to lives within these walls ...


US tv series (2006-2012). NBC Universal Television for The Sci Fi Channel. Created by Andrew Cosby and Jaime Paglia. Producers include Paglia and Robert Petrovicz. Writers include Cosby, Paglia, Thania St. John, and Bruce Miller. Directors include Mike Rohl, Michael Lange, Michael Robinson, and Matthew Hastings. Cast includes Colin Ferguson as Jack Carter, Jordan Hinson as Zoe Carter, Salli Richardson-Whitfield as Allison Blake, Joe Morton as Henry Deacon, Erica Cerra as Jo Lupo, Neil Grayston ...

Sneyd, Steve

(1941-2018) UK poet, Poetry critic, bibliographer, publisher and editor who (having an American mother) gained a transatlantic perspective from growing up in both the UK and US. He published several short sf stories, mostly in Amateur Magazines, beginning with "The Duke of Oldfranc" in SFinx #9 for March 1974. His many collections include several volumes of sf poetry, beginning with Bad News from the Stars (coll 1989 chap) [see Checklist for further titles]. Through his Small Press, Hilltop ...

Strange Adventures in Infinite Space

Videogame (2002). Digital Eel (DE). Designed by Richard Carlson, Iikka Keränen. Platforms: Win (2002); Mac (2003); Phone (2004). / Strange Adventures is an Independent Game of space exploration, much influenced by Voyage of the B.S.M. Pandora (1981) but also suggestive of such early Space Sims as Starflight (1986) and Star Control II (1992) (see Star Control). Unsurprisingly for a game whose effect is that of a whimsical Space Opera, acknowledged sources include Star Trek (1966-1969) ...

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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