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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

US tv series (1993-1999). Created by Rick Berman and Michael Piller, based on Star Trek (1966-1969) created by Gene Roddenberry. Producers include Berman, Piller, Peter Lauritson, Steve Oster, Ira Steven Behr, René Echevarria, and Ronald D Moore. Directors include David Livingston, Les Landau, Winrich Kolbe, Allan Kroeker, LeVar Burton, and Jonathan Frakes. Writers include Berman, Piller, Behr, Echevarria, Moore, Robert Hewitt Wolfe, Hans Beimler, Bradley Thompson, David Weddle, Peter ...

Amateur Science Stories

UK Amateur Magazine published from Leeds, West Yorkshire, by the fan-run SFA (Science Fiction Association) and edited by Douglas W F Mayer. Paper size 8½in x 14in. Three issues only, October 1937 (9pp), December 1937 (16pp) and March 1938 (18pp). / This fiction Fanzine is mildly notable for its publication of Arthur C Clarke's first three stories, beginning with "Travel by Wire!" (December 1937). All the fiction content was supplied by Clarke (#2, #3), William F Temple writing as ...

Drexciya

US dance-music band founded by James Stinson (1969-2002). Drexciya's music is precise, intricate and often beautifully spare, unusually in a sub-genre generally characterized by over-frantic emphasis and rapid tempos. The band's releases were all supported by a distinctive "Black Atlantic" science-fictional narrative – critic Kodwo Eshun [see links below] calls it "electronic music's most ambitious sonic fiction since Parliament's 1975-79 Mothership Connection cycle." "Drexciya" itself is ...

Emmerton, Anton

(?   -    ) US author of two Near Future adventure thrillers, Blood Red Sky (1985), which involves a secret weapon, and High Command (1986), in which Britain has been taken over by the USSR; Ghost Pilot (1987) is a World War Two ghost story involving a revenant pilot. [JC]

Shazam!

US juvenile tv series (1974-1976). Filmation Associates for CBS television. Directors included Hollingsworth Morse, Chuck Menville, Henry J Lange Jr and Robert Chenault. Writers included character creator C C Beck, Donald F Glut, Marianne Means and Olga Simms. Cast includes Jackson Bostwick, John Davey, Michael Gray and Les Tremayne. 28 30-minute episodes. Colour. / In this live-action series Billy Batson (Gray) is a teenager with the ability to become Captain Marvel (Bostwick, later Davey) ...

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 November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...



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