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Winawer, Melodie

(circa 1968-    ) US neurologist, research scientist and author whose first novel, The Scribe of Siena (2017) is a Timeslip tale whose protagonist, a neurosurgeon, is transported into fourteenth century Siena, her transposition triggered by the sight of her face on a painting by the (fictional) Gabriele Accorsi. It is just before the Black Death savagely afflicts the affluent, bustling City. ...

Holmes, Guy

(?   -    ) US author whose P.E.A.C.E. (2000) is a Near Future Dystopia set in a New York oppressed by constant surveillance that has transformed the city into a Police Enforced Anti-Crime Environment (note acronym). [JC]

Rinzler, J W

(1962-2021) US author and film executive, with Lucasfilm 2001-2016, where he became an executive editor of Lucasbooks; best known for nonfiction books on Cinema and in particular the Star Wars franchise, beginning with Star Wars: The Making of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005) [for further Star Wars volumes see Checklist below]. Other film franchises are discussed in such titles as ...

Blindness

Film (2008). Focus Features International presents an Alliance Films, Fox Filmes do Brasil, GAGA Communications, Asmik Ace Entertainment, Mikado, IFF/CNV, Téléfilm Canada, Ancine and Potboiler Productions production in association with TV Limited, Corus Entertainment, Fiat, BNDES and Cinema Investment with Rhombus Media, O2 Filmes and Bee Vine Pictures. Directed by Fernando Meirelles. Written by Don McKellar, adapted from the novel Ensaio sobre a cegueira ...

Plowright, Teresa

(1952-    ) Canadian author who began publishing sf with Dreams of an Unseen Planet (1986; rev 1989), in which three human colony ships, having escaped an Earth near terminal Ecological collapse, orbit a sentient planet called Gaea (see Gaia), where they are stranded, and difficulties soon ensue. The tale, heavily burdened with symbols and a selfconsciously significant prose, climaxes in the ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...



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