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Colebatch, Hal

(1945-2019) Australian lawyer, the third son of the Australian politician Sir Hal Colebatch (1872-1953), and author of much nonfiction written from a conservative point of view. His career as a fiction writer was long restricted to the contribution of various Ties to Larry Niven's Man-Kzin Wars Shared World enterprise, beginning with "The Colonels' Tiger" in Man-Kzin Wars VII (anth 1995) edited by Larry Niven. Most prominently, several subsequent tales focusing on the shattered but liberated ...

Goldsmith, Martin M

(1913-1994) US screenwriter and author in whose Shadows at Noon (1943), a Near Future sf novel set in World War Two, Manhattan (see New York) is bombed by Nazi bombers. Goldsmith wrote two episodes of The Twilight Zone in 1964. [JC]

Burton, LeVar

Working name of US actor and director Levardis Burton (1957-    ), who signs his first name as LeVar. He has been much involved in the Star Trek Television enterprises, playing the blind Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994) and directing several episodes in that and other Star Trek series; he reprised the role for Cinema in Star Trek: Generations (1994) and subsequent films spun off from Star Trek: The Next Generation. His sf ...

Pielke, Robert G

(1942-    ) US author of A New Birth of Freedom: The Visitor (2010), an Alternate History tale designed to begin a series centring on the American Civil War. [JC]

Dobson, Jill

(1969-    ) UK-born Australian author whose first novel, The Inheritors (1988) is Young Adult Post-Holocaust tale set within a protective dome after a nuclear War; her second novel of genre interest, A Journey to Distant Mountains (2001), is fantasy. [JC]

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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