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Snell, Edmund

(1889-1972) UK author, prolific between the Wars, specializing in thrillers (often with Oriental villains) and mysteries. The Yu-Chi Stone (1925) is a Lost Race adventure set in Borneo; The White Owl (1930), on the other hand, involves an ancient Toltec curse which is activated from an ancient temple and causes its victims to commit terrible crimes. Snell's sf normally focuses on Mad Scientists and ...

Ikin, Van

(1951-    ) Australian academic, editor and author who began publishing sf stories with "The Living Water" for Pocket Man in 1968, and published short work with some frequency for the next two decades. In 1977, he founded Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature, which he edited until 1997. He also edited three anthologies: Australian Science Fiction (anth 1982), which ...

Nevala-Lee, Alec

(1980-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Inversus" in Analog for January-February 2004, and who has been associated with that magazine for most of his career, publishing there several supple Hard SF tales. His first series, the Icon Thief sequence [not listed below], focuses on nonfantastic detections that almost enter Technothriller country. He is ...

Duke, Madelaine

Pseudonym of Ukrainian-born physician and author Elizabeth Magda MacFarlane (1919-1996), in UK from 1939 or earlier; active under her main pseudonym plus at least two others in a variety of genres including sf novels (which she describes as "cartoons"). Claret, Sandwiches and Sin: A Cartoon (1964 as by Maxim Donne; 1966 as by Duke) depicts a world insecurely amalgamated, after a World War Three that has, in ...

Beauty and the Beast

US tv series (1987-1990). A Witt-Tomas Production for CBS. Created Ron Koslow. Producers Paul Junger Witt, Tony Thomas, Koslow. Writers included George R R Martin, Koslow, Shelly Moore, Linda Campanelli. Directors included Richard Franklin, Gus Trikonis, Ron Perlman. Three seasons, totalling 56 50-minute episodes. Colour. / An urban fairytale, inspired in its make-up design if not in its commitment to magic by Jean Cocteau's film ...

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 consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and sf ...

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