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Hale, David L

(?   -    ) US author – not to be confused with David L Hale (1949-    ), also an author – of two sf Satires, 2084: The Year of the Liberal (2001), which assumes the Post-Holocaust persecution of conservatives, and a primitive America now called Fairland and ruled by an Hispanic liberal lesbian female; and The Liberal Masters (2002), which ...

Demijohn, Thom

Collaborative pseudonym of Thomas M Disch and John T Sladek on the first edition of their mystery novel (not sf) Black Alice (1968). The 1969 British hardback and all subsequent editions used their real names. [JC]

L'Estrange, Miles

Pseudonym – which can be translated as Unknown Soldier – of an unidentified late-nineteenth-century UK author (?   -    ) whose What We Are Coming To: A Forecast (1892) describes in Satirical terms its narrator's response to a secular, "progressive" England where women have been emancipated (see Women in SF) and the currency has been decimalized. [JC]

Green Eggs and Ham

US animated online tv series (2019). Netflix. Distantly based on the book by Dr Seuss. Created by Jared Stern. Directed by Lawrence Gong and Piero Piluso. Written by Vanessa McGee, Mark Rizzo, Jared Stern and John Whittington. Voice cast includes Dee Bradley Baker, Jillian Bell, Adam DeVine, Michael Douglas, Ilana Glazer, Eddie Izzard, Keegan-Michael Key, Diane Keaton and Jeffrey Wright. Thirteen 26-minute episodes. Colour. / Owing to a mix-up involving suitcases, dour failed ...

Story, Jack Trevor

(1917-1991) UK author who remains best known for his first novel, The Trouble with Harry (1949), not sf, which was filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1955. The rumours that he wrote several of the Volsted Gridban sf novels are unverified, but certainly he did produce many pseudonymous books over the first decade or so of his career, including several Westerns, all nonfantastic. His ...

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 consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and sf ...

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