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Williams, Michael Lindsay

(1940-    ) US author who published the two volume Mars sequence comprising Martian Spring (1986) and FTL: Further Than Life (1987), which tackles conflicts between Earth and Mars, and consequent attempts to transcend these ills by gaining rapport with a transplanetary group mind; verve and clarity are lacking. / Williams should not be confused with the Michael Williams involved in various DragonLance ...

Æon Flux

1. US animated tv series (1991-1995). MTV. Created by Peter Chung. Executive producers Japhet Asher and Abby Terkuhle. Writers: Peter Chung (seasons one and two), plus Japhet Asher, Peter Chung, Todd French, Peter Gaffney, Mark Mars and others (season three). Voice cast includes Denise Poirier and John Rafter Lee. 16 episodes of various lengths. Colour. / Initially broadcast as six brief pieces totalling two minutes in all on Liquid Television (MTV's experimental animation ...


Polish film (1988; vt King Size). Zespół Filmowy Kadr. Directed by Juliusz Machulski. Written by Jolanta Hartwig and Juliusz Machulski. Cast includes Jacek Chmielnik, Katarzyna Figura, Grzegorz Heromiński and Jerzy Stuhr. 105 minutes. Colour. / Fairytale motifs [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] are combined with the theft of a ...

Lockwood, Todd

(1957-    ) US illustrator known primarily for his Fantasy work and for his long association with TSR/Dungeons & Dragons and then Wizards of the Coast. He received his formal art education at Colorado Institute of Art (now the Colorado Art Institute), and initially worked for a design agency before turning to full-time Illustration for clients in the advertising industry. / It was his interest in ...

Greenhough, Terry

Working name of UK author Terence Greenhough (1944-2002) for most of his fiction, though he used the pseudonym Andrew Lester for the routine novel The Thrice-Born (1976), about persecuted hermaphrodites on a distant planet. Greenhough began publishing sf with "The Tree in the Forest" for Science Fiction Monthly in 1974. After Friend of Pharaoh (1975), an historical romance, his first sf novel, Time and Timothy Grenville (1975), typically of this ...

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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