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Rosenberg, Joel

(1954-2011) Canadian author, in the US from an early age; he began publishing sf with "Like the Gentle Rains" in Asimov's for February 1982, but clearly felt more comfortable with tales of novel length. His first book, The Sleeping Dragon (1983), a Sword-and-Sorcery fantasy, began the Recursive Guardians of the Flame sequence, which ends with ...

M.D. Geist

Japanese Original Video Animation (OVA) (1986; 1996; vt M.D. Geist I: Most Dangerous Soldier). Original title Sokihei M.D. Geist. Studio Wave, Zero G-Room. Directed by Hayato Ikeda (in name only) and Koichi Ohata. Written by Riku Sanjo. Voice cast includes Unshō Ishizuka, Kazuhiro Nakata, Akio Nojima, Kaneto Shiozawa, and Noriaki Wakamoto. 40 minutes in 1986; 45 minutes in 1996. Colour. / The colony planet Jerra's civilization has ...

Stargate: Atlantis

Canadian-American tv series (2004-2009). Created by Robert C Cooper and Brad Wright for The Sci Fi Channel. Producers include Cooper, Wright, Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie, and N John Smith. Directors include Martin Wood, Andy Mikita, William Waring, and Peter DeLuise. Writers include Cooper, Wright, Mallozzi, Mullie, Martin Gero, Carl Binder, and Alan McCullough. Cast includes Joe Flanigan as Major/Lt Colonel John Sheppard, David Hewlett as Dr Rodney McKay, Rachel Luttrell as Teyla ...

Stargate: Universe

Canadian-American tv series (2009-2011). Created by Robert C Cooper and Brad Wright. Producers include Cooper, Wright, Carl Binder, John G Lenic, Joseph Mallozzi, and Paul Mullie. Directors include Andy Mikita, William Waring, Peter DeLuise, and Cooper. Writers include Cooper, Wright, Mallozzi, Mullie, Binder, and Martin Gero. Cast includes Robert Carlyle as Dr Nicholas Rush, Luis Ferreira as Colonel Everett Young, Brian J Smith as Lt Matthew Scott, Alaina Huffman as Lt Tamara Johansen, ...

Finney, Charles G

(1905-1984) US newspaperman and author – named after but apparently not related to the famous revivalist minister, Charles Grandison Finney (1792-1875) – who spent the years 1927-1929 with the US infantry in Tientsin, China; an oriental influence pervades most of his work. His novels and stories, though Fantasy rather than sf, have been influential throughout the field, especially his famous The Circus of Dr Lao (1935), filmed less than ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos ...

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