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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 ...

Forrest, Maryann

Pseudonym of UK painter, sculptor, designer, librettist and author Polly Hope (1933-2013), in whose Here (Away from it All) (1969; vt Here 1970), visitors and expats caught on a Greek Island after an apocalyptic Future War attempt to deal with the grim Post-Holocaust life in store for them; they do not do well. [JC]

Rigel

US letter-size (semiprozine) published by Aesir Press, Richmond, California and edited by Eric Vinicoff; eight quarterly issues, Summer 1981 to Summer 1983. Rigel described itself as a Small-Press Prozine, because its payment rates were within the professional range recommended by SFWA at that time (up to 3¢ a word). The magazine was at the ...

Gross, Philip

(1952-    ) UK poet – whose first collection, Familiars (coll 1983 chap), was well received – and author, mostly for Young Adult audiences, beginning with The Song of Gail and Fludd (1991), a surreal rite of passage tale whose two protagonists, questing aimlessly from venue to venue as though traversing an endless Archipelago, encounter exemplary fantasy and sf modes of ...

MacKay, Scott

(1957-    ) Canadian author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Iserman's Override" in Tesseracts3 (anth 1990) edited by Candas Jane Dorsey and Gerry Truscott (1955-    ), and began publishing moderately ambitious sf adventures with Outpost (1998), set on an alien planet (see Colonization of Other Worlds) whose werewolf-like ...

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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