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Sender, The

Film (1982). Kingsmere Properties/Paramount. Directed by Roger Christian. Written by Thomas Baum. Cast includes Paul Freeman, Kathryn Harrold, Zeljko Ivanek and Shirley Knight. 91 minutes. Colour. / This modest melodrama, on the borderline between sf and Horror, tells of a hospitalized young man (Ivanek) whose Psi Powers of telepathic projection and Telekinesis cause major disruption. As in Videodrome of the same year, the dividing line between the real and the hallucinatory is invisible, ...

McHugh, Maureen F

(1959-    ) US author (her middle initial stands for nothing) who began publishing sf with "All in a Day's Work" for Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone Magazine in 1988 as by Michael Galloglach. About half of her fairly modest production of stories was assembled as Mothers and Other Monsters: Stories (coll 2005), including "The Lincoln Train" (April 1995 F&SF), which won both a Hugo and a Locus Award; later stories were assembled as After the Apocalypse (coll 2011), a ...

Lindskold, Jane

(1962-    ) US author, primarily of fantasy, including her two series – the Athanor sequence beginning with Changer (1998), the Firekeeper Saga beginning with Through Wolf's Eyes (2001) and the Breaking the Wall sequence beginning with Thirteen Orphans (2008) [for titles see below] – plus two continuations of Roge Zelazny drafts, Donnerjack (1997) and Lord Demon (1999); Roger Zelazny (1993) is a nonfiction study. Lindskold also worked with Zelazny on his last ...

Clarion Science Fiction Writers' Workshop

This long-standing US workshop enrols beginning writers who are interested in writing sf. It consists of intensive writing and discussion sessions under the direction of known sf writers, who have included Orson Scott Card, Terry Carr, Samuel Delany, Thomas M Disch, Harlan Ellison, Karen Joy Fowler, John Kessel, Damon Knight, Nancy Kress, Margo Lanagan, George R R Martin, Ursula K Le Guin, Tim Powers, Lewis Shiner and Kate Wilhelm. The first three sessions were held at Clarion State College in ...

Foster, Sesshu

(1957-    ) US poet and author, much of whose poetry has focused on the political and cultural implications of his Japanese-American heritage; of sf interest is Atomik Aztec (2005), within whose gonzo riffs can be detected an Alternate History novel in which the Aztec nation, having long before defeated the invading Europeans, is engaged, during a different version of World War Two, in the defence of Russia against the invading Nazis. There are many additional plot strands. ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...



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