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Hodder, Mark

(1962-    ) UK journalist, editor and author of the Steampunk Burton and Swinburne sequence – so far comprising The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack (2010), winner of the 2011 Philip K Dick Award, The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man (2011), Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon (2012), The Secret of Abdu El Yezdi: A Burton & Swinburne Adventure (2013), The Return of the Discontinued Man: A Burton & Swinburne Adventure (2014) and The Rise of the ...

Kayser, Martha

(1871-?   ) US author whose Utopia, The Aerial Flight to the Realm of Peace (1922), features a form of Space Flight (see also Balloons) to a planet much like Earth except that everyone is united in a kind of conflict-free family inspired by conflict-free worship in a single Supreme Being. Faith (1931; rev vt Heaven Is Here 1938 as M C Kayser) as Martha Cabanné Kayser promulgates a similar outcome, but without the trappings. Kayser seems to have adapted Faith at least twice ...

Star Cops

UK tv series (1987). BBC TV. Devised Chris Boucher, produced by Evgeny Gridneff, script edited by Joanna Willett. Directors Christopher Baker, Graeme Harper. Writers Boucher (5 episodes), Philip Martin, John Collee. Leading players David Calder as Nathan Spring, Erick Ray Evans, Linda Newton, Jonathan Adams as Krivenko, the Russian commander of Moonbase. 9 55-minute episodes. Colour. / 2027 CE. Nathan Spring is the new head detective of the International Space Police Force, an undisciplined ...

Viper

US tv series (1994; 1996-1999). Paramount Network Television/Paramount Domestic Television/Pet Fly Productions for NBC-TV/Syndicated. Created by Danny Bilson and Paul De Meo. Produced by Robert Benjamin, David L Beanes, Barbara Kelly, Michael Lacoe. Directors included Bruce Bilson, Gus Trikonis, Michael Vejar. Writers included Danny Bilson, Bruce Bilson, David Newman, Howard Chaykin, Andrew W Marlowe. Cast includes Dorian Harewood, Jeff Kaake, James McCaffrey (first and fourth seasons only) and ...

Pynchon, Thomas

(1937-    ) US author, all of whose works are Fabulations in that most of them resemble sf under some interpretations (see also Fantastika), and Against the Day (2006) is undoubtedly sf. Though the Paranoia-wracked worlds his protagonists inhabit may defeat any secure reading of the malign figurations of reality, the narrative patterning of most of his work is Equipoisal. In his first novel, V (1963; rev 1963), various dovetailing quests for a character named V embody the ...

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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