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Salvage 1

US tv series (1979). Bennett/Katlemann Productions for ABC-TV. Created by Mike Lloyd Ross. Executive Producer Harve Bennett. Produced by Ralph Sariego, Norman S Powell. Directors included Ron Saltof, Dana Elcar. Writers included Ruel Fischmann, Gerald K Siegel, Jeri Taylor. Cast includes Andy Griffith, Joel Higgins (Skip Carmichael), J Jay Saunders (Mack) and Trish Stewart (Melanie Solzar). One 100-minute pilot film plus nineteen 50-minute episodes. Colour. / In this sf adventure series ...

Kureishi, Hanif

(1954-    ) UK film director, playwright, screenwriter and author whose career began with a theatrical play, Soaking Up the Heat (performed London, 1976), but who came to general notice with a Television play, My Beautiful Laundrette (1985 BBC; 1986). One of his novels is of sf interest: the protagonist of The Body (2004) arranges to have his brain transplanted (see Identity Transfer) into the body of a younger man, and embarks upon a Rake's Progress described in ...

Marques, Patricia

(?–) Portuguese-born author, in UK from the age of eight, whose Isabel Reis sequence of policiers beginning with The Colours of Death (2021) is set in an Alternate World version of Lisbon where some individuals exhibit Psi Powers, including Telekinesis and Telepathy, and who comprise a threatened Pariah Elite. The protagonist, who is "Gifted", must untangle a case whose Political implications are explosive. Portugal may be a fertile arena for continuing exploration as the series ...

Ljoka, Dan

(1935-    ) US author of Shelter (1973) a Holocaust tale set during and immediately after World War Three; the hero, trapped Underground with fertile women, is forced to have Sex with them. Everyone dies. [JC]

Cho, Zen

(1986-    ) Malaysian author now resident in the UK, where she practices as a solicitor. She began publishing short fiction with "The Guest" in Expanded Horizons for November 2010, making her first professional sale in the following year with "­起狮,行礼" ["Rising Lion – The Lion Bows"] in Strange Horizons for 21 March 2011. / Cho's first foray into longer form was the historical romance novella The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo (2012 ...

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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