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Delap, Richard

(1942-1987) US editor, reviewer and author who entered the sf world as a fan and soon began to publish book reviews, beginning with pieces in the Fanzine Granfalloon and contributing to "The Future in Books" column in Amazing Stories during 1959-1960. In Delap's F & SF Review he created a valuable review organ, whose folding was regretted. As a reviewer he was highly visible, being ...

Heroes [tv]

US tv series (2006-2010). Tailwind Productions for NBC. Created by Tim Kring. Producers include Kring, Jesse Alexander, Jeph Loeb, Dennis Hammer, Adam Armus, James Chory, and Nora Kay Foster. Writers include Kring, Alexander, Loeb, Armus, Foster, Bryan Fuller, Aron Eli Coleite, and Joe Pokaski. Directors include Allan Arkush, Greg Beeman, Jeannot Szwarc, and Adam Kane. Cast includes Milo Ventimiglia as Peter Petrelli, Adrian Pasdar as Nathan Petrelli, Christine Rose as Angela Petrelli, ...

Shyamalan, M Night

(1970-    ) US filmmaker, born in India to Philadelphia-based parents; the city and environs serve as settings for most of his films. His first feature Praying with Anger (1992) explored aspects of his Indian-American identity; his second, Wide Awake (1998), emerged from a brief flirtation with family comedy which also saw work on the screenplay for Stuart Little (1999). He came to wider attention that year with his third feature as ...

Meeting, The

Ukrainian animated film (1984; original title Vstrecha). Kievnauchfilm. Directed by Mikhail Titov. Written by V Zayats. 10 minutes. Colour. / Two fishermen joke that a moving light in the sky must be Aliens: they are correct, for it is a spacecraft monitoring the Earth. Realizing they have been noticed, the aliens decide to investigate. Armed with the poisonous substances necessary for conversation – cigarettes and ...

Slote, Alfred

(1926-    ) US author for children and the Young Adult market, of sf interest mainly for his Robot Buddy sequence beginning with My Robot Buddy (1975), in which a boy is given an Android companion capable of perfectly mimicking human behaviour. The two have adventures around the planet, and later into space, trips which require Cryonic freezing to accomplish. In ...

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 a long sf-tinged poem, "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly); he only began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and sf proper with ...



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