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Silverstein, Janna

(1962-    ) US editor, critic and author, in the latter capacity initially of fantasy stories beginning with "Her Mother's Cries" in Ghosttide (anth 1993) edited by Claudia O'Keefe; more recently she has written at least one Hard SF tale, "After This Life" (2008 Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show). With Tom Dupree and ...

Bishop, William Henry

(?1843-?   ) US author – apparently not William Henry Bishop (1847-1928) – whose Utopia, The Garden of Eden, U.S.A.: A Very Possible Story (1895), posits an equable world, with equality between the sexes. [JC]

Chavannes, Albert

(1836-1903) Swiss-born author, in US from 1848, of two linked Utopias, The Future Commonwealth; or, What Samuel Balcom Saw in Socioland (1892) and In Brighter Climes; or, Life in Socioland: A Realistic Novel (1893). In Socioland, a socialist enclave hidden somewhere in Africa, women are equal to men (see Feminism; Women in SF), though both engage in the nineteenth-century ...

Event, The

US tv series (2010-2011). Created by Nick Wauters. Producers include Jeffrey Reiner and Steve Stark. Directors include Reiner and Milan Cheylov. Writers include Wauters, Vanessa Rojas, Jay Beattie, and Lisa Zwerling. Cast includes Jason Ritter as Sean Walker, Sarah Roemer as Leila Buchanan, Blair Underwood as President Elias Martinez, Zeljko Ivanek as Blake Sterling, Ian Anthony Dale as Simon Lee, Laura Innes as Sophia Maguire, Scott Patterson as Michael Buchanan, and Clifton Collins Jr ...

Walton, Jo

(1964-    ) Welsh author, mostly of fantasy, in Canada from 2002, now a Canadian citizen, who began to publish work of genre interest with "At the Bottom of the Garden" in Odyssey for November/December 1998, though a novel, The Rebirth of Pan (written 1990s; 2015), preceded this. Some of her short fiction, like Escape to Other Worlds with Science Fiction (6 February 2009; 2010 ...

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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