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Fantasy Review

1. UK Amateur Magazine, edited by Walter Gillings; 18 issues March 1947 to Spring 1950. Gillings, previously editor of several UK SF Magazines – Tales of Wonder (1937-1942), Strange Tales (1946) and Fantasy (1946-1947) – found himself needing an outlet for his energies after the demise of the latter title and began Fantasy Review, which was almost identical in format and content to his earlier fanzine Scientifiction (7 issues January 1937 to March 1938) and later fanzine Cosmos (3 ...

Miller, Larry

(?   -    ) UK author of a Tie, Inseminoid (1981), novelizing the film Inseminoid (1981), a Space Opera centred on a planet where successive teams of explorers have died horribly. [JC]


US tv series (2006-2012). NBC Universal Television for The Sci Fi Channel. Created by Andrew Cosby and Jaime Paglia. Producers include Paglia and Robert Petrovicz. Writers include Cosby, Paglia, Thania St. John, and Bruce Miller. Directors include Mike Rohl, Michael Lange, Michael Robinson, and Matthew Hastings. Cast includes Colin Ferguson as Jack Carter, Jordan Hinson as Zoe Carter, Salli Richardson-Whitfield as Allison Blake, Joe Morton as Henry Deacon, Erica Cerra as Jo Lupo, Neil Grayston ...

Kent, Ryland

Pseudonym of unidentified US author (?   -    ) whose After This (1939) segues, without undue sharpness of attack, from a realistically depicted World War Two Disaster, during which a merchant ship is blown up, into Posthumous Fantasy [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below]. [JC]

Heroes [tv]

US tv series (2006-2010). Tailwind Productions for NBC. Created by Tim Kring. Producers include Kring, Jesse Alexander, Jeph Loeb, Dennis Hammer, Adam Armus, James Chory, and Nora Kay Foster. Writers include Kring, Alexander, Loeb, Armus, Foster, Bryan Fuller, Aron Eli Coleite, and Joe Pokaski. Directors include Allan Arkush, Greg Beeman, Jeannot Szwarc, and Adam Kane. Cast includes Milo Ventimiglia as Peter Petrelli, Adrian Pasdar as Nathan Petrelli, Christine Rose as Angela Petrelli, Sendhil ...

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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