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Vasquez Gilliland, Raquel

(?   -    ) US poet and author, whose first collection, Dirt and Honey (coll 2018) exuberantly interweaves Mexican traditional folktales, mythology, personal narratives, some of the longer poems providing a narrative beat characteristic of Fantastika. She is of sf interest for her first novel, the Young Adult Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything (2020), which Equipoisally incorporates Mexican and Haitian material into the essentially ...

Quick, William T

(1946-    ) US author who also writes as by Margaret Allan, Sean Kiernan and Quentin Thomas, as well as his full name William Thomas Quick; he began publishing sf with "Instructions Enclosed" (October 1979 Analog) and "Rest in Pieces" (January 1980 Asimov's), but came to more general notice, after several 1980s stories in Analog, with the Dream Trio sequence of sf adventures: Dreams of Flesh and Sand (1988), Dreams of Gods and Men (1989) and Singularities (1990). The tales ...

Williams, Eric C

(1918-2010) UK author, previously a bookseller and involved with Fandom from the 1930s, publishing some fiction at that time in Fanzines, beginning with the simultaneous appearance of "Mr Hazel's Miracle Carpet" and "The Venus Vein" in Amateur Science Stories for December 1937. He began publishing sf professionally with "The Silent Ship" (July 1965 New Worlds) and "The Garden of Paris" (in Weird Shadows from Beyond, anth 1965, ed E J Carnell). / Williams was the author of nine more or less ...

Land of the Giants

US tv series (1968-1970). An Irwin Allen Production for Twentieth Century Fox TV/ABC. Created by Irwin Allen, also executive producer. Writers included Bob and Esther Mitchell, Bob and Wanda Duncan, Richard Shapiro, Dan Ullman, William Welch. Directors included Harry Harris, Nathan Juran, Sobey Martin, Irwin Allen (1st episode only). Regular cast Gary Conway, Kurt Kasznar, Don Marshall, Heather Young, Don Matheson, Deanna Lund, Stefan Arngrim. Special effects L B Abbott, Art Cruickshank, Emil ...

Carlton, Clark Thomas

(?   -    ) US singer/songwriter, playwright, screenwriter and author who is of sf interest for the Antasy sequence of Science Fantasy novels beginning with Prophets of the Ghost Ants (2011; rev 2017), set in a Far Future Planetary-Romance version of Earth called Dranveria, where homo sapiens has suffered Devolution to the size of contemporary ants, which have in turn become gigantic. The protagonist, marked by pheromones as a lowly worker in an ant-nest-like ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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