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Frazier, Robert

(1951-    ) US editor and author, most active as a poet, whose several published volumes include Peregrine (coll 1978), Perception Barriers (coll 1987), Co-Orbital Moons (coll 1988) and, perhaps most notably, Chronicles of the Mutant Rain Forest (coll 1992 chap) with Bruce Boston and Invisible Machines (coll 1993 chap) with Andrew Joron. He has edited two volumes of sf Poetry, The Rhysling Anthology: Best Science Fiction Poetry of 1982 (anth 1983 chap) (see Rhysling Award) ...

Mist, The

Film (2007). Dimension Films, Darkwoods Productions, The Weinstein Company. Directed by Frank Darabont. Written by Darabont, from Stephen King's "The Mist" (in Dark Forces, anth 1980, edited by Kirby McCauley). Cast includes Andre Braugher, Jeffrey DeMunn, Nathan Gamble, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Thomas Janes, Toby Jones, Melissa Susan McBride and Frances Sternhagen. 126 minutes. Colour. / The setting is Bridgton, Maine, a version of Stephen King's Castle Rock, the imaginary small ...

Struben, Bernd

(1968-    ) Suriname-born author, in US from childhood. He is of sf interest primarily for two Space Operas: in 40 Years (2008), which is Military SF, soldiers are held in time stasis (see Stasis Field) until needed in the fight for Lebensraum against an Alien civilization, across the galaxy; The 13th Zookeeper (2011 ebook; 2012) is set on a planet Terraformed to resemble ancient Earth in order to serve as a Zoo to preserve some memory of the destroyed past. [JC]

Moroz, Anne

(1953-    ) US author of a Near Future sf novel, No Safe Place (1986), whose protagonist alone survives after the death or incurable insanity of all her colleagues on a Spaceship during an encounter with Alien artefacts; on her return to Earth, she is scapegoated by the corporation that owns the ship, and sent back to unravel, for profit, the mystery of the artefacts. [JC]

Wheeler, Paul

(1934-    ) Jamaican-born UK author in whose The Friendly Persuaders (1968) benign-seeming Aliens from the planet Tarax appear in London and, offering promises of universal peace and free love, are soon swept into governmental power by a surge of popular acclaim. Inevitably this low-key Invasion conceals a more sinister agenda; one man's dogged resistance leads to revelations and reversals. [DRL]

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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