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Handley, Max

(1945-1990) UK scriptwriter and author known in the sf world only for Meanwhile (1977), an intricately comic Fabulation crammed to bursting point with devices from the whole spectrum of sf and fantasy (see Equipoise), from Clones to Mother Goddesses to anthropophagists, all introduced by a sharply knowledgeable hand. [JC]

White, Tim

Working name of British artist Timothy Don White (1952-2020). After artistic training at the Medway College of Design from 1968 to 1972, White worked in advertising for two years before receiving assignments to paint book covers for (principally) New English Library and Science Fiction Monthly; his first commission was for the 1974 Transworld/Corgi SF Collector's Library paperback of The Other Side of the Sky (coll 1958) by Arthur C ...

Sacranie, Raj

(1950-1998) UK poet, journalist and author of a collection of short Space Operas, Stories from Outer Space (coll 1979 chap), none previously published. [JC]

Mobile Suit Gundam

Japanese animated tv series (1979-1980). Original title Kidō Senshi Gandamu. Nippon Sunrise. Directed and written by Yoshiyuki Tomino. Voice cast includes Toru Furuya, Shūichi Ikeda, You Inoue and Hirotaka Suzuoki. 43 25-minute episodes. Colour. / By 2179 (or year 0079 of the Universal Century) most of humanity lives in gigantic orbiting Space Habitats positioned at ...

Macfadden, Bernarr

(1868-1955) US publisher, author and film producer, born Bernard Adolphus McFadden; much concerned throughout his life with physical culture, and an espouser of nudism and eccentric health routines in various magazines from early in his career. His acknowledged fiction, beginning with The Athlete's Conquest (1892), is neither sf nor fantasy; but he may have published some pseudonymous genre works in his own magazines. From 1904 his journals featured sf stories and novels. The ...

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 consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and sf ...

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