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Tilton, Lois

(1946-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "In the Service of Evil" in Bringing Down the Moon: 15 Tales of Fantasy and Terror (anth 1985) edited by Jani Anderson; most of her subsequent work has been fantasy or horror, though some of her short stories are sf, like "Pericles the Tyrant" (October 2005 Asimov's), an Alternate History which won a 2005 Sidewise Award. Tilton's first novel, Vampire Winter (1990), carries her narrative of Vampire life ...

Kelly, Harold Ernest

(1900-1969) UK author and publisher, founder with his brother, Hector Kelly, of Everybody's Books in 1943, then in 1946 of Robin Hood Press, for which he wrote many crime novels – being best known for those as by Darcy Glinto – and Westerns, along with some sf and horror. In the 1960s, he wrote crime under the House Name Hank Janson. As Eugene Ascher he wrote the Lucian Carolus series of occult detective novels: There Were No Asper Ladies (1944; vt To Kill a Corpse 1959), Uncanny ...

Clone High

Canadian-American animated tv series (2002-2003). Music Television (MTV). Created by Bill Lawrence, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Directed by Ted Collyer and Harold Harris. Writers include Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Voice cast includes Will Forte, Phil Lord, Michael McDonald, Christopher Miller, Christa Miller and Nicole Sullivan. Thirteen 22-minute episodes. Colour. / In the 1980s the American government Cloned many historical figures and now, as the theme song explains, "the ...

First Person Shooter

Term used to describe a form of Videogame distinguished by a three-dimensional character's eye view of the world and fast paced, often violent, gameplay which requires players to react rapidly and acquire physical skills. "First Person" refers to the camera position – as opposed to the third person view of the main character used in most graphical Adventures and Computer Role Playing Games – and "Shooter" to the player's most common action. Later examples of the type have added a ...

Andrews, Scott K

(1971-    ) Author, apparently UK and also writing as Scott Andrews, of a guide to the Television series, Farscape (1999-2003, 2005): Uncharted Territory: An Unofficial and Unauthorized Guide to Farscape (2002). He has also contributed three volumes to the Shared World The Afterblight Chronicles (see The Afterblight Chronicles), a Post-Holocaust sequence for Young Adult readers; these begin with The Afterblight Chronicles: School's Out (2008), in which students use their ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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