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Dudley, Terence

(1919-1988) UK television director and producer, mostly for the BBC, and author of some Ties to his Doctor Who television work: Doctor Who – Black Orchid (1986), based on his 1982 script; Doctor Who – The King's Demons (1986), based on his 1983 script; and a Companions of Doctor Who tale: K9 and Company (1987), based on his 1981 script; he also wrote the four-episode story "Four to Doomsday" (1982). His television work as a producer was extensive: of sf relevance, he produced 26 ...

Cunningham, Beall

Working name of Dorothy Beall Cunningham (?   -    ), author of Wide White Page (1936), a tale featuring a modern Utopia founded in the Antarctic. Cunningham also published at least one nonfantastic novel under her full name. [DRL]

Stackpole, Michael A

(1957-    ) US designer of Role Playing Games from around 1978 and author, much of whose work has been related directly or indirectly to his design work, much of it being fantasy. His two main series, however, are Ties to sf universes: the Battletech sequences beginning with Battletech: The Warrior Trilogy, Volume One: En Garde (1988) (for the Wargame, see BattleTech), and the Star Wars sequences beginning with Star Wars: X-Wing: Rogue Squadron (1996) (see Star Wars; Star ...

Moore, C L

(1911-1987) US author, collaborator with Henry Kuttner whom she married in 1940, and with whom she had collaborated since 1937 (see below). Before her intimate working association with Kuttner, she had, however, already achieved fame with her first story, "Shambleau" for Weird Tales in November 1933, a femme fatale tale of a psychic Vampire set on a Planetary Romance version of Mars. She continued during the 1930s to chronicle the exploits of its hero Northwest Smith, much of the series being ...

Yanovsky, V S

(1906-1989) Russian physician and author, in France between 1927 and 1942, when he emigrated to the United States, whose nonfiction deals in popular terms with medical issues. He is of sf interest for No Man's Time (trans Isabelle Levitin and Roger Nyle Parris from Russian ms 1967), which W H Auden, in his introduction, describes through reference to J R R Tolkien's concept of the Secondary World. More precisely, the tale can be seen as Crosshatch Fantastika, intermixing a sublunary world with ...

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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