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I Dream of Jeannie

American tv series (1965-1970). Screen Gems/Sidney Sheldon Productions for NBC. Executive producer Sidney Sheldon. Writers included Sidney Sheldon, James S Henerson, and Martin Roth. Directors included Hal Cooper, Claudio Guzmán, Gene Nelson, and E W Swackhamer. 5 seasons, 139 30-minute episodes. Colour. / Astronaut Tony Nelson (Larry Hagman), forced to land on a remote desert island after a Space Flight, finds a bottle that contains a beautiful female genie with magical powers, who ...

Comics Collector

US letter-size saddle-stapled Media Magazine printed on a mix of newsprint and slick paper. Published by Krause Publications. Editors: Don and Maggie Thompson. Ten issues, 1983 to 1984. Publication schedule was quarterly. / A companion to Comics Buyer's Guide, this title was somewhat more dedicated than its parent to providing valuation and saleability information on Comics, with a price guide in each issue. There were also articles on popular titles of the day, including Superman and The ...

Shapiro, Stanley

(1925-1990) US screenwriter – he won an Academy Award for Pillow Talk (1959) – and author. In his sf novel, A Time to Remember (1986), filmed for Television as Running Against Time (1990), a man travels (see Time Travel) back through time to create an Alternate World whose Jonbar Point will be his prevention of John F Kennedy's assassination, thus averting the Vietnam War. [JC]

Windling, Terri

(1958-    ) US editor, artist and author, who occasionally publishes under the pseudonym Bellamy Bach. She grew up in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and attended Antioch College, where she pursued her interests in art and folklore. She then moved to New York and began working in the publishing industry. She has had her greatest impact on the field as an editor, both of book series and anthologies that accompanied and abetted the burgeoning popularity of Fantasy in the 1980s ...

Newman, Paul S

(1924-1999) US author of Alien Missile Threat (1967), an unremarkable Tie to the Television series The Invaders (1967-1968). His only recorded short sf is "Hill of the Flashing Light" in Reader's Digest Science Fiction Top-Picks (anth 1977 chap) edited by Judith Hatch. [DRL]

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 the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...

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