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Wattenberg, Ben J

Working name of US neo-conservative political commentator and author Joseph Ben Zion Wattenberg (1933-2015), whose Against All Enemies: A Novel of the White House (1977) with Ervin S Duggan is a Future War novel told from a moderately conservative standpoint, in which conflict is generated by a fissure between the views of the American President and Vice-President. [JC]

Savage, D J

(1950-    ) US attorney and author in whose Near Future tale, The Glass Lady: The Space Shuttle Novel (1985), an advanced satellite, with laser on board, goes out of control and threatens the world. [JC]

Newland, Courttia

(1973-    ) UK editor, musician, screenwriter and author, active from before 2000; most of whose work, beginning with his first novel The Scholar: A West-Side Story (1997), has been nonfantastic, though several of the stories assembled as Music for the Off-Key: Twelve Macabre Short Stories (coll 2006) and Cosmogramma (coll 2021) ingeniously engage in the turns of Fantastika. He is best known for his writing collaboration with Steve McQueen (1969-    ) on ...

Park, Severna

Pseudonym of US author Suzanne Feldman (1958-    ), whose sf conveys without resorting to formal arguments a sustained Feminist apprehension of the world, within the frame of complex Space Opera and Planetary Romances narratives, though some clarity is sacrificed in the oblique conveying of Gender issues through ornate, indeed operatic manipulations of body and psychological Identity. The Speaking Dreams sequence, comprising Speaking Dreams (1992) and Hand of Prophecy ...

OA, The

US online tv series (2016-current). Plan B Entertainment and Anonymous Content for Netflix. Created by Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling. Directed by Zal Batmanglij. Written by Zal Batmanglij, Brit Marling, Melanie Marnich, Dominic Orlando and Ruby Rae Spiegel. Cast includes Hiam Abbass, Riz Ahmed, Ian Alexander, Will Brill, Emory Cohen, Patrick Gibson, Jason Isaacs, Alice Krige, Brit Marling, Brendan Meyer, Nikolai Nikolaeff, Brandon Perea, Phyllis Smith, Zoey Todorovsky, Paz Vega and Scott ...

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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