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Star Fleet Battles

Board and counter Wargame (1979). Task Force Games (TFG). Designed by Stephen Cole. / Star Fleet Battles was first developed as a game of tactical combat between starships in the Star Trek universe. However, the limitations of the licence under which the game is produced, and the extent to which the various themes found in the original material were differently emphasized by the game developers and later television ...

Lost

US tv series (2004-2010). Bad Robot for ABC. Created by J J Abrams, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse. Producers include Abrams, Lindelof, Cuse and Bryan Burk. Directors include Abrams, Jack Bender, Stephen Williams and Paul A Edwards. Writers include Abrams, Lindelof, Cuse, Jeffrey Lieber, Elizabeth Sarnoff, Drew Goddard, Javier Grillo-Marxuach and Brian K Vaughan. Cast includes Matthew Fox as Jack Shephard, Evangeline ...

King, William

(1959-    ) UK author, primarily of Ties connected to the Warhammer/Warhammer 40,000 universe, beginning with "Green Troops" for Dream Science Fiction in 1988; he is best known for the Warhammer: Gotrek & Felix sequence, where as usual sf tropes vie with fantasy tropes in a variety of worlds rife with Monsters and in a state of constant ...

Wolfe, Bernard

(1915-1985) US author best known for his work outside the sf field. He gained a BA in psychology from Yale in 1935, worked for two years in the Merchant Marine, and for a time was personal secretary to Leon Trotsky (1874-1940) in Mexico, though he was not on duty when his charge was assassinated; The Great Prince Died (1959), a novel, is a very positive treatment of Trotsky. Wolfe subsequently became a war correspondent, newsreel editor and freelance writer, and contributed ...

Port Iris

US low-paying downloadable Online Magazine produced by Casey Seda, Pendleton, South Carolina; quarterly from March 2010 to June 2011; 5 issues. Though close to being a Fanzine because a sizable portion of each of the first three issues covered local sf and fantasy Conventions, these were redeemed by including Interviews with the various Guests of Honour, including ...

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. He began to publish work of genre interest with an sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" in Triquarterly for Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959]; he began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and later in ...



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