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Grant, John

(1949-2020) Pseudonym of Scottish author and editor Paul Barnett, long resident in England and from 1999 in the USA. Under his own name he wrote the lightweight Strider Chronicles, a Space Opera sequence comprising Strider's Galaxy (1997) and Strider's Universe (1998), plus some ephemeral books, a handful of essays and reviews, and a nonfiction book translation. As Eve Devereux he published several works of nonfiction, chiefly ephemeral. Almost all of his copious remaining work was as Grant, ...

Sutphen, Van Tassel

(1861-1945) US author, who early focused on golf, as in The Golficide and Other Tales of the Fair Green (coll 1898); a later volume, The Nineteenth Hole: Being Tales of the Fair Green: Second Series (coll 1901), includes two tales of golfing sf (see Games and Sports), "The Greatest Thing in the World" being set in 1999 when the game fully dominates American life. Several of the tales assembled in The Gates of Chance (coll of linked stories 1904) involve a detective and his Watson sidekick (see ...

Black Panther

Film (2018). Walt Disney Motion Pictures (see The Walt Disney Company) presents a Marvel Studios production. Directed by Ryan Coogler. Written by Joe Robert Cole and Ryan Coogler, based on a character created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee in Fantastic Four #52 (July 1966) who then starred in Marvel Comics's Jungle Action #6-#24 (September 1973-November 1976) and thereafter in five volumes of Black Panther before being relaunched in a new series under head writer Ta-Nehisi Coates (April 2016), ...

Games Workshop

UK company specializing in fantasy-adventure Role Playing Games, Wargames and models. Its related Magazine White Dwarf (June/July 1977-current), initially covering the entire field of fantasy and sf RPG and Board Games, narrowed its focus from the later 1980s to deal only with Games Workshop's own miniatures-based Wargame products (see Warhammer 40,000). In its early years the magazine ran occasional sf/fantasy fiction and serial Comic strips; David Langford contributed the sf/fantasy book ...

Siegel, Richard

(1955-2018) US illustrator, Comics artist, filmmaker and author whose one sf novel is Alien Plague (1979) as by Stephard Noir, in which a medical Disaster is sourced to the Outer Planets. Under his own name, he is best known for an sf Satire framed as a photo-documentary, The Extraterrestrial Report: The First Fully Documented Account Exposing the Awful Danger from Beyond (graph 1978) with John H Butterfield, which spoofs various Paranoias, including UFO "sightings". The nonfiction Alien ...

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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