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Corman, Roger

(1926-2024) US film-maker, a number of whose films are sf. Born in Los Angeles, he graduated in engineering from Stanford University in 1947, and spent a period in the US Navy and a term at Oxford University before going to Hollywood, where he began to write screenplays; his first sale was Highway Dragnet (1954), a picture he coproduced. He soon formed his own company and launched his spectacularly low-budget career. From 1956 he was regularly associated with ...

Lewis, Martin

Working name of Martin Owen Lewis Petto (1980-    ), UK critic and editor. As a reviewer, he has published widely since 2001, notably at Strange Horizons. Lewis has been reviews editor for the British Science Fiction Association's critical journal Vector since 2010 and was a judge for the Arthur C Clarke Award in ...

Morgan, Helene

(?   -    ) US author, possibly pseudonymous, of the erotic sf novel (see Sex), Seed of the Beast (1965). [JC]

Maskill, Alexander

(?   -    ) UK author whose first novel, The Hive Construct (2014), which won the Terry Pratchett First Novel Award in 2013, is set in a bleak, moderately distant Near Future, Ruined Earth version of an Egypt devastated by Climate Change, in an Underground City called New Cairo. A not ...

R. E. M.

UK Semiprozine published by REM Publications, London, edited by Arthur Straker, who was also the publisher (co-publisher on issue #1 with Andrew Coates). A4 size. It saw just two issues, the first dated Spring/Summer 1991, the second undated but distributed in November 1992. In his first editorial Straker acknowledged the role that Interzone had played in re-establishing British short-fiction sf, and stated that REM would look ...

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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