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Disch, Thomas M

(1940-2008) US author, raised in Minnesota but for many years intermittently resident in New York where, before becoming a full-time writer in the mid-1960s, he worked in an advertising agency and in a bank; he subsequently lived (and set several tales) in the UK, Turkey, Italy and Mexico, before returning to Manhattan, where much of his significant work is set; he was the partner of Charles Naylor from 1969 until the latter's death in 2005. Disch began ...

Uchūjin

["Cosmic Dust"] Japanese Fanzine (1957-2009), famously and entirely a pet project of the prominent editor, translator and author Takumi Shibano, which formed an integral part of its country's Fandom in the latter part of the twentieth century. / Founded as a monthly mimeographed publication in 1957, Uchūjin was never a large-circulation journal, with print-runs ...

Synecdoche, New York

Film (2008). Likely Story/Projective Testing Service/Russia/Sidney Kimmel Entertainment. Written and directed by Charlie Kaufman. Cast includes Hope Davis, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Samantha Morton, Tom Noonan, Emily Watson, Diane Wiest and Michelle Williams. 124 minutes. Colour. / A theatre director in Schenectady, who finds his life accelerating (see Time Distortion) as his ...

Tregarron, Yate

Pseudonym of UK playwright and author Hilda C Adshead (?1901-?1985). The Idle Fairy (1926 chap), under her own name, is a children's fantasy; as Tregarron, she is of sf interest for Murderers' Island (1925), a Near Future tale in which murderers are banished to a penal Island (see Crime and Punishment; Prisons). [JC]

Timmons, Stan

(1966-    ) US author, chiefly of Ties, who began to publish work of genre interest with "Life Is But a Dream" in the Marvel Universe Superhero anthology The Ultimate X-Men (anth 1996) edited by Stan Lee. His first novel was the Heavy Metal-related Heavy Metal F.A.K.K.2. (1999) with Kevin Eastman. A solo venture is ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. ...



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