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Clear Horizon, The

US television series (1960-1962). CBS Television Network. Created by Manya Starr. Writers included Starr, Carol Warner Gluck, and Irving Vendig. Cast included Phyllis Avery, William Berger, Beau Bridges, Ed Kemmer, Ted Knight, Eve McVeigh, Lee Meriwether, and William Roerick. 254 episodes. Black and white. / This daily soap opera, first performed live and taped when it was revived, involved the lives of astronauts in the American space programme residing in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Its ...

Potts, F E

(?   -    ) US pilot and author of PDU-1: A Novella of the Remote Future (2000) in which an encoded entity (see AI) in Cyberspace describes her adventures as an embodied human figure: which may be a digital configuration, or something more. [JC]

Goodman, Arthur

(?   -1965) US playwright in whose Alternate History play, If Booth Had Missed: A Drama of the Reconstruction Period (performed 13 May 1931 Craig Theatre, New York; 1932), the Jonbar Point is as indicated in the title. Lincoln is subsequently impeached for continuing to attempt to create a better union, and on being found not guilty is duly assassinated. [JC]

Kaul, Fedor

(circa 1901-1960) German-born film critic and author, active in 1920s Germany, in UK from 1932. His sf novel, Die Welt ohne Gedächtnis (untraced but ?1933; trans Winifred Ray as Contagion to this World 1933), begins conventionally enough with a deformed Scientist, thwarted in love, determining to revenge himself on the world by releasing dangerous bacteria he has developed; this Pandemic turns out to have a memory-erasing effect on humans (see Memory Edit). The scientist's love-affair ...

Turner, Frederick

(1943-    ) UK-born teacher and author, in the US from 1967, naturalized 1977; best known for his Poetry, though his first book of sf interest, A Double Shadow (1978), is a novel, where he first expresses his long-held interest in Mars as a natural focus for sf. His three book-length sf works, though not a series, share certain assumptions, including the Terraforming of Mars. Set in the Far-Future, A Double Shadow depicts within a Dying Earth frame the conflicts of two ...

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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