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Thomas, D M

(1935-2023) UK poet and author who made use of sf themes most explicitly in such early Poetry as "The Head-Rape" in New Worlds for March 1968 and the two-part "Computer 70: Dreams & Lovepoems" (March-April 1970 New Worlds), a sequence assembled with other poetry of interest in Logan Stone (coll 1970); or the later "S. F." (in The Umbral Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry, anth ...

Sparkes, Ali

(1966-    ) UK author of fiction, at first within what seemed to be an encompassing fantasy frame, addressed to younger readers crossing over into Young Adult expectations and focusing mostly on series. The first of these is the Shapeshifter sequence beginning with The Shapeshifter: Finding the Fox (2006), in which a cohort of Shapeshifter teenagers, the Children of Limitless Ability, ...

Silvey, Catriona

(?   -    ) Scottish author, in England from early adulthood. She is of sf interest for her first novel, Meet Me in Another Life (2021), which follows two lovers through a series of seeming Parallel Worlds as they try to understand themselves and what is happening to them (or what, Godgame-fashion, they are in the end themselves making happen). The text makes clear more or less ...

Warehouse 13

US tv series (2009-current). Created by Jane Espenson and D Brent Mote. Producers include Drew Z Greenberg, Andrew Seklir, Jack Kenny, and David Simkins. Directors include Constantine Makris, Tawnia McKiernan, and Stephen Surji. Writers include Espenson, Mote, Greenberg, Michael P Fox, and Ian Stokes. Cast includes Eddie McClintock as Pete Lattimer, Joanne Kelly as Myka Bering, Saul Rubinek as Artie Nielsen, Genelle Williams as Leena, and Alison Scagliotti as Claudia Donovan. 25 one-hour ...

Tucker, Mike

(?   -    ) UK special effects designer and author, active in the former capacity from around 1980, much of his work being for the BBC, including special effects for Red Dwarf and Doctor Who. He is of sf interest for various novels set in the Doctor Who universe, beginning with contributions to the Doctor Who Past Doctors subseries beginning with Doctor Who: Illegal Alien ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos ...

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