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Older, Daniel José

(?   -    ) US EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) and author whose works are usually fantasy interfused with topoi from the fertile imaginary of Magic Realism, as directed to Young Adult readers. He began to publish work of genre interest with "The Crate" in Crossed Genres for June 2010, gaining considerable notice for his first series, the Shadowshaper Cypher sequence beginning with Shadowshaper (2016), set in a New York oppressed by Zombies but defended by ...

Day, Martin

(1968-    ) UK scriptwriter and author, latterly identified with Doctor Who owing to his novel Ties to that sequence. He has also written several nonfiction books on various Television areas of interest. Of his novelizations, Doctor Who: The Sleep of Reason (2004) has received considerable praise for its tight plotting and intimate scale, as a young woman who has attempted suicide finds herself immured in a mysterious Retreat haunted by Monsters. [JC]

Terhune, Everit Bogert

(1876-1955) US publisher and author in whose Equipoisal Michael Gulpe (1902) a soul proves capable of transmigration through the Invention of a chemical injection which enables Identity Transfer (see also Reincarnation). [JC]

Return of the Fly

Film (1959). Associated Producers/Twentieth Century Fox. Directed by Edward L Bernds. Written by Bernds. Cast includes David Frankham, Brett Halsey and Vincent Price. 78 minutes. Black and white. / The first of two sequels to the successful sf/horror film The Fly (1958), the other being Curse of the Fly (1965). Here the son of the scientist in The Fly, after being attacked by an evil assistant, is forced to replay his late father's tragedy, which he does rather limply; it is the least ...

Wang Dulu

Writing name of Wang Baoxiang (1909-1977), a Chinese author, largely of detective stories and mysteries, whose most productive period in the late 1930s and 1940s saw some of the definitive works of martial-arts fiction (see Wuxia). He was born to Manchu parents in Beijing, shortly before the abdication of the last emperor would see the suspension of the hereditary stipend paid to aristocrats. As a result, his family and many like it fell swiftly into penury; he left school at 15 after the death ...

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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