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Jessica Jones

US online tv series (2015-2019). Tall Girls Productions in association with ABC Studios and Marvel Studios for Netflix. Created by Melissa Rosenberg. Adapted from the Marvel Max Comic book Alias by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos (28 issues, 2001-2004). Writers include Ruth Atkinson, Dana Baratta, Brian Michael Bendis, Otto Binder, John Byrne, Chris Claremont, Liz Friedman, Michael Gaydos, Archie Goodwin, Hilly Hicks Jr, Jamie King, Stan Lee, David Mazzucchelli, Frank Miller, Joe ...


Film (2010; vt Clone). Razor Film presents in association with Arte France Cinéma and ZDF in cooperation with Arte, ASAP Films, Boje Buck Production and Inforg Studio a film supported by the Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Filmförderungsanstalt, Eurimages, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein and Media i2i Audiovisual, with development supported by the Media Programme of the European Community, ...

Matthews, Ronald

(1903-1967) UK journalist, noted foreign correspondent, and author of a Dystopia, Red Sky at Night (1951), a Near Future tale in which a leftist tyranny is overthrown by a Roman Catholic crusade. [JC]

Waitman, Katie

Working name of US author Katherine Lura Waitman (1956-    ), whose first novel, The Merro Tree (1997), though set in a Space Opera galaxy, intriguingly focuses on the struggle of a performance artist (see Arts) to exercise his high craft freely, and to achieve happiness in a same-sex but inter-species romance (see Sex). Waitman sets the tale in Planetary Romance venues, which she inhabits and embroiders with considerable skill. The Merro Tree won the Compton Crook/Stephen ...

Johns, Clifford Royal

(?   -    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Dog Thinks Ahead" in Shimmer #3 for Spring 2006; his first novel, the Young Adult Walking Shadow (2012), is set in a noirish Near Future Chicago, a world where Memory Edits can be purchased on the instalment plan and users must pay in full (even if they do not recall their original commitment or what memories they wished to excise). The protagonist, attempting to recover his lost past, ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...

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