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Brown, Eric

(1960-2023) UK author who began publishing sf – after a children's play, Noel's Ark (1982 chap) – with "Krash-Bangg Joe and the Pineal-Zen Equation" for Interzone in Autumn 1987; like several further tales assembled in The Time-Lapsed Man and Other Stories (coll 1990), it is set in a future world dominated by the effects of bio-engineering and dense with information. This marriage of Cordwainer ...

Lester, Richard

Working name of US Television and Cinema writer, producer and director Richard Lester Liebman (1932-    ), also credited as Dick Lester from 1955 to 1963; in the UK since 1955. He was influential in 1960s "Swinging England" with such Zeitgeist-attuned pop-culture productions as The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night (1964). His first sf film was the comedy The Mouse on the Moon (1963), based on ...

Kummer, Frederic Arnold

(1873-1943) US playwright, screenwriter and author, who may have begun signing his name Frederic Arnold Kummer, Sr after his son Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr began publishing around 1935. Most of his work is nonfantastic, though he wrote at least two Posthumous Fantasies [for fuller entry on Kummer, and on Posthumous Fantasy, see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below]. ...

My Favorite Martian

US tv series (1963-1966). A Jack Chertok Production for CBS. Produced/created Jack Chertok. Writers included John L Greene, Ben Gershman, Bill Freedman, Albert E Lewin, Burt Styler. Directors included Leslie Goodwins, Oscar Rudolph, John Erman. Three seasons, 107 25-minute episodes. First two seasons black and white, third colour. / This was a fairly sophisticated (compared to most television sitcoms of the time), humorous and commercially successful series about a Martian (Ray ...

Crichton, Neil

(1932-    ) Canadian photographer and author in whose sf novel, Rerun (1976), a man from 1990 Timeslips fifteen years back into his own life of the mid-1970s, where he gains material wealth but loses his soul. [JC]

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 ...

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