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Amazing Spider-Man, The

1. US tv series (1977-1979). Charles Fries Productions for CBS-TV. Character created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko for Marvel Comics, debuting in Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962) and appearing in his own title The Amazing Spider-Man from March 1963. Produced by Robert Jones, Lionel E Siegel, Edward Montagne. Directors included Cliff Bole, Michael Caffey, Don MacDougall. Writers included John W Bloch, Howard Dimsdale, Stephen Kandel. Cast includes Ellen Bry (Julie Masters), Chip Fields (Rita ...

Carter, Raphael

(?   -    ) US author, female, of whom little is known beyond her authorship of an sf novel, The Fortunate Fall (1996), which – though its basic premise derives from D G Compton's The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe (1974; rev vt The Unsleeping Eye 1974; vt Death Watch 1981) – intensely presents a Cyberpunk world two centuries hence; the female protagonist, a news reporter with a Computer-driven camera wired into her sensorium, finds herself deeply ...

Jones, Cynan

(1975-    ) Welsh author much of whose work, though pared down to allegorical sharpness, is nonfantastic. Cove (2017), whose solitary protagonist finds himself at sea drifting on a kayak after a great storm, verges on a sanserif Fantastika, though details are spared us. Three Tales (coll 2018 chap) contains three fantasies for children told as fables. Stillicide (coll of linked stories 2019), comprising a suite of concise Radio tales (performed Summer 2019 BBC), is set in a ...

Grant, Donald M

(1927-2009) US Small-Press publisher whose imprints were the Grandon Company (formerly the Hadley Publishing Company, renamed after its buy-out by Grant) and, later, Donald M Grant Publisher. He published and co-compiled the early Bibliography "333": A Bibliography of the Science-Fantasy Novel (1953 chap) with Joseph H Crawford Jr (1932-    ) and James J Donahue, with assistance by Joseph W Bateman and J Lloyd Eaton (see J Lloyd Eaton Collection); "333" is a central document ...

Rustoff, Michael

Pseudonym of UK minister and author Forbes Edward Winslow (1842-1913), whose What Will Mrs Grundy Say? or A Calamity on Two Legs (A Book for Men) (1891) carries its protagonist via Balloon to an unnamed (but nearby) planet where euthanasia is practised. The tale is told in a Satirical vein. [JC]

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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