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Ware, Danie

(?   -    ) UK publicity and events manager for a large bookshop, and author; she began to publish work of genre interest with "Recruit" in Vivisepulture: Weird Tales of Twisted Imagination (anth 2011 ebook) edited by Andy Remic and Wayne Simmons. She is of sf interest for the Ecko sequence beginning with Ecko Rising (2013), whose protagonist, a ...


Philippine/Singapore/Malaysian/US animated online tv series (2021-current). Lex + Otis, Tiger Animation. Based on the Comic by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo. Directors include David Hartman and Jay Oliva. Written by Zig Marasigan, Mihk Vergara and Tanya Yuson. Voice cast includes Apollo Abraham, Eric Bauza, Simon dela Cruz, Matthew Yang King, Shay Mitchell, Griffin Puatu, Liza Soberano and Christian Verlarde. Six 25- to 34-minute episodes. / Following in ...

Gold, H L

(1914-1996) Canadian-born author and editor, in the USA from the age of two, though retaining dual nationality; brother of Floyd C Gale. Gold began to publish work of genre interest with "Inflexure" for Astounding in October 1934 as by Clyde Crane Campbell, selling several stories to that market, and to its sister Unknown, notably None But Lucifer (September 1939 Unknown; ...

Mars, Alastair

(1915-1985) Canadian-born soldier and author, in the UK from infancy, in the Navy from 1932; he became well known for the 1952 court martial that ended his military career (in the midst of a dispute regarding his penury at naval rates of pay, he had refused to report for duty); his last rank was lieutenant commander. After 1952, he published several novels that drew on his intimate knowledge of submarines at war Under the Sea (he had been commander of ...

Pow, Tom

(1950-    ) Scottish poet and author of two Young Adult tales: Scabbit Isle (2003), set in a surreal townscape and countryside haunted by a cemetery where plague victims had been buried centuries earlier; and The Pack (2004), a Young Adult tale set in a Dystopian Near Future UK where the wealthy hide themselves in an ...

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 ...

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