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Crace, Jim

Working name of UK journalist and author James Crace (1946-    ), who began publishing fantasy with "Annie, California Plates" in The New Review for June 1974. His first novel, Continent (coll of linked stories 1986), is a Fabulation set on an imaginary southern continent in an otherwise present-day world; it won the Whitbread First Novel Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize and the David Higham Prize. Crace's spare narrative ...

Déjà Vu

Film (2006). Touchstone Pictures (see The Walt Disney Company) and Jerry Bruckheimer Films present a Scott Free production. Directed by Tony Scott. Written by Bill Marsilii, Terry Rossio. Cast includes Jim Caviezel, Val Kilmer, Paula Patton and Denzel Washington. 126 minutes. Colour. / In this Time-Travel action film, a federal agent (Washington) investigates the bombing of a ferry in New Orleans. He is ...

Gladden, Washington

(1836-1918) US clergyman noted for his progressive views on such issues as union rights and racial segregration; of his many books, mostly on religious topics, Santa Claus on a Lark and Other Christmas Stories (coll 1890) contains seasonal fantasies, and The Cosmopolis City Club (January-?March 1893 Century Magazine; 1893), in which a Utopia is created through fruitful gatherings of a wide range of concerned citizens of the ...

Hall, Steven

(1975-    ) UK author and Videogame writer who has scripted radio dramas for the Doctor Who franchise. His first novel, The Raw Shark Texts (2007), is a Fabulation whose central conceit is the notion of a sharklike conceptual predator that devours information and Memories. The protagonist Eric Sanderson awakens with near-total ...

Battlestar Galactica

1. US tv series (1978-1979). Universal Television/ABC-TV. Created by Glen A Larson, also executive producer. Producers included John Dykstra and Don Bellisario; main writers Larson and Bellisario; directors included Christian Nyby II and Dan Haller. One season only, beginning with a 150-minute pilot, followed by 19 50-minute episodes, including three two-episode stories, plus one 100-minute episode. Colour. / Perhaps the least likeable of all ...

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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