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Isaacs, Leonard

(1939-1988) American teacher and author, in the 1970s an associate professor of biology at the Justin Morrill College of Michigan State University, where with R Glenn Wright he co-directed the Clarion Science Fiction Writers' Workshop (East). He contributed Poetry to Clarion III (anth 1973) edited by Robin Scott Wilson and to Foundation: The Review of Science Fiction (March 1975 #7/#8); his only known work of fiction is a story in Harlan Ellison's unpublished «The Last Dangerous ...

Kilian, Crawford

(1941-    ) US-born teacher and author, in Canada from 1967 and a Canadian citizen from 1973 who began publishing work of genre interest with a fantasy for younger children, Wonders, Inc. (1968 chap). He began to publish sf with the first volume of his complex Chronoplane Wars sequence, The Empire of Time (1978), which continued after a gap of years with The Fall of the Republic (1987) and Rogue Emperor: A Novel of the Chronoplane Wars (1988). The protagonist of the series ...

Moonraker

Film (1979). Eon/Les Productions Artistes Associés. Directed by Lewis Gilbert. Written by Christopher Wood, very loosely based on Moonraker (1955) by Ian Fleming. Cast includes Lois Chiles, Richard Kiel, Michael Lonsdale and Roger Moore. 126 minutes. Colour. / British agent James Bond (Moore) uncovers a plot by megalomaniac Hugo Drax (Lonsdale) to destroy the present human race using space-launched nerve-gas capsules and replace it by a master race, to be specially bred in a large, ...

Infinite Space

Videogame (2009). Nude Maker / Platinum Games. Designed by Hifumi Kono, Masafumi Nukita. Platforms: NDS. / Infinite Space is a Console Role Playing Game (see Computer Role Playing Games) which uses a combination of two-dimensional displays and pre-prepared three-dimensional sequences to present its intergalactic milieu. Players are able to explore space more or less at will, using both Faster Than Light drives and Stargates to travel within and between the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, ...

Robertson, Al

(?   -    ) UK musician and author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Golden" in The Third Alternative for Spring 2004; his first novel Crashing Heaven (2015), which begins the Station series, is a Space Opera with Cyberpunk intonations, set in a period after Earth has been abandoned due to the behaviour of Homo sapiens, and while the human survivors remain constrained to the Solar System, where they mostly occupy a vast Space Habitat. 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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