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Baron, Mike

(1949-    ) US author and comics writer who scripted Nexus (which see) and several Graphic Novels, including Robotech: The Graphic Novel: Genesis: Robotech (graph 1986) (see Mecha), The Flash (graph 1987), the Star Wars: The Hand of Thrawn trilogy (see below), and Deadman: Lost Souls (graph 1995) with Kelley Jones and Les Dorscheid. Witchblade: Demons (2003) is tied to the Television series. [JC] see also: NOW Comics. /

Daily Science Fiction

A US-based professional E-Zine emailed to subscribers each morning, Monday to Friday. It is run by Jonathan Laden and Michele-Lee Barosso and began on 1 September 2010 with "An Adventure in the Antiquities Trade" by Jeff Hecht. The daily schedule results in 260 or so stories per year, more than any other regular sf magazine. The stories run the whole gamut of sf, fantasy, Slipstream and Magic Realism and the website dutifully categorizes all stories. An interesting sequence was the "Alphabet ...

Gibbs, Henry

(1909-1975) UK artist, journalist and author, of whose many novels – several set in South Africa – Pawns in Ice (1948) is of sf interest for its depiction of Arctic explorers held in thrall by a strange Ray. [JC]


UK tv series (1981). London Weekend Television. Created and written by Nigel Kneale. Produced and directed by Les Chatfield. Cast includes Prunella Gee, Tony Haygarth, Colin Jeavons and Patsy Rowlands. Seven 25-minute episodes. Colour. / This most recent of Kneale's many sf plays and series for television was a sitcom, fuelled apparently by a certain animus against sf Fandom, about two lunatic fans living seedy urban lives, one of whom (Haygarth) has a fat wife (Rowlands) and a fat dog, and ...

Stacy, Jan

(1948-1989) US author of Military SF novels, including the first four volumes of the Doomsday Warrior sequence in collaboration with Ryder Syvertsen under the joint pseudonym Ryder Stacy; Syvertsen continued the series solo (see his entry for titles). Their only non-series collaboration appeared under their real names: The Great Book of Movie Monsters (1983). Writing as John Sievert, they began the C.A.D.S. sequence with C.A.D.S. (1985), carried on separately by Syvertsen and David Alexander, ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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