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US tv series (2001-2006). Bad Robot Productions for ABC. Created by J J Abrams. Producers include Abrams, Ken Olin, Jesse Alexander, and Jeff Pinkner. Writers included Abrams, Pinkner, Alexander, Monica Breen, Alison Schapker, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and J R Orci. Directors included Abrams, Olin, Lawrence Trilling, and Jack Bender. Cast includes Bradley Cooper (Will Tippin; seasons 1-2), Merrin Dungey (Francie Calfo; seasons 1-2), Victor Garber (Jack Bristow), Jennifer Garner (Sydney ...

Krohn, Leena

(1947-    ) Finnish author whose first novels were composed for younger readers, an example being Ihmisen vaatteissa: Kertomus kaupungilta (1976; trans Bethany Fox as "The Pelican's New Clothes: A Story from the City" in Collected Fiction 2015), whose young protagonist experiences a magical City through his relationship with the eponymous talking bird. Krohn's focus on multivariant experiences of urban life [for Beast Fable and Urban Fantasy see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy ...

Jungle Captive

Film (1945; vt The Jungle Captive). Universal Pictures. Directed by Harold Young. Written by Dwight V Babcock and M Coates Webster from a story by Babcock. Cast includes Phil Brown, Jerome Cowan, Rondo Katton, Otto Kruger, Vicky Lane and Amelita Ward. 63 minutes. Black and white. / A sequel to Captive Wild Woman (1943) and Jungle Woman (1944), with no members of the original casts; even the Ape Woman is played by a different actress (Lane). Eminent biochemist Dr Stendahl (Kruger) ...

Davenport, Basil

(1905-1966) US academic and anthologist. His connection with sf began with An Introduction to Islandia [for subtitle see Checklist] (1942 chap), a book about Islandia (1942) by Austin Tappan Wright; his introduction to Stephen Vincent Benét for that author's Selected Works (coll 1942 2vols) is strong and sympathetic. Then came a short critical and historical study, Inquiry into Science Fiction (1955 chap). Describing himself as a "toastmaster", Davenport also introduced (though Earl Kemp ...

Morris, Ralph

Pseudonym of the unidentified author (?   -?   ) of A Narrative of the Life and Astonishing Adventures of John Daniel ... Taken from His Own Mouth, by Mr Ralph Morris [for full title and vts see Checklist] (1751), in which Daniel is shipwrecked on an Island south of Java, his industrious Robinsonade life being transformed when his companion turns out to be a woman, with whom he has eleven children; as the children grow, Sex issues are resolved by incest. One of ...

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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