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Davis, Carol

(?   -    ) US author of two Ties to the Quantum Leap television series: Quantum Leap #13: Obsessions (1997) and Quantum Leap #20: Mirror's Edge (2000) with Esther D Reese, which terminates the sequence. [JC]

Colvin, James

House Name used primarily by Michael Moorcock for book reviews and stories in New Worlds, and for one independent collection of stories: The Deep Fix (coll 1966), which led to the band name Michael Moorcock & The Deep Fix. The name was occasionally used by other contributors for book reviews. Eventually Moorcock reported Colvin's death in a spoof obituary (January 1970 New Worlds) as by William Barclay. Moorcock has also written at least one story as Warwick Colvin Jr, who is identified as ...

Dune: Part One

Film (2021). Warner Brothers, Legendary Entertainment, Villeneuve Films. Directed by Denis Villeneuve. Written by Eric Roth, Jon Spaihts and Villeneuve. Based on Frank Herbert's novel Dune (fixup 1965). Cast includes Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista, Josh Brolin, Timothée Chalamet, Chen Chang, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Rebecca Ferguson, Stephen McKinley Hender, Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa, Charlotte Rampling, Golda Rosheuvel, Stellan Skarsgård, Zendaya. 155 minutes. Colour. / Dune: Part ...

Walsh, Rupert

(?   -?   ) UK author whose Future War tale, The Fate of the Triple Alliance: A Jeu d'Esprit (1890 chap), roughly predicts the pattern of European alliances whose clash helped launch World War One, though he was less successful in his prediction of the Weapons used, which include electric bayonets and paper armour. This may be due to the author's Satirical bent. [JC]

Pratt, Fletcher

(1897-1956) US author and historian who began his career as an author and translator for Hugo Gernsback's Wonder Stories and its companions in the early 1930s; his first published story was "The Octopus Cycle" for Amazing in 1928 as with Irvin Lester (a Pratt pseudonym). While doing translations of German sf novels Pratt evolved what became a renowned method of extracting payment from the notoriously slow Gernsback organization: he would submit the first part of a novel, wait until it was set ...

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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