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Young, Suzanne

(1976-    ) US author of the A Need So Beautiful paranormal romance sequence beginning with A Need So Beautiful (2011) and the Young Adult Program sequence beginning with The Program (2013), which is set in a Near Future Dystopian America afflicted by an apparent virus that causes a hugh number of teenagers to commit suicide. The only preventative seems to be a Memory Edit designed to eliminate painful parts of the past; the young protagonist resists this, helped by the love ...

Hawkey, Raymond

(1930-2010) UK graphic designer and author whose work on several newspapers from the 1950s on led to his co-designing The Independent in 1986; his book covers include several for Kingsley Amis, Len Deighton and Ian Fleming. He is less prominent as a writer, though his President trilogy – Wild Card (1974; rev 1988) with Roger Bingham, Side-Effect (1979; rev 1988) and It (1983; vt End Stage 1988) – interestingly combines routine Technothriller tropes with a more adventurous thrust of ...

Mercy Point

US tv series (1998-1999). Columbia TriStar Television/Mandalay Television for UPN Network. Created by Trey Callaway, Milo Frank and David Simkins. Produced by Brent V Friedman, Scott Sanders, Deborah Starr Siebel and others. Directors include Lee Bonner, Michael Katleman and Joe Napolitano. Writers include Gary Glasberg, Jonathan Robert Kaplan and Simkins. Cast includes Trey Callaway, Maria del Mar, Jordan Lund, Brian McNamara, Joe Morton, Julia Pennington and Alexandra Wilson. Eight 60-minute ...

D'Ivoi, Paul

House name (literally) of French author Paul Deleutre (1856-1915) and of other members of his family; Paul Deleutre wrote under this name a 21-volume series of Fantastic Voyages, under the series titles Les Voyages Excentriques ["Eccentric Voyages"], in a clear attempt to compete with Jules Verne's Les Voyages Extraordinaires ["Extraordinary Voyages"], the rubric under which Jules Hetzel published the vast majority of his fictional output. D'Ivoi's tales, which have not been translated, ...

Williams, Mark London

(1959-    ) US playwright, journalist and author of whose various work the Young Adult Danger Boy sequence beginning with Ancient Fire (2001) is of sf interest. The young protagonist, son of the inventor whose Invention is a Time Machine, is forced by a combination of Time Travel and portal transfer into an Alternate World modestly similar to ours, where his adventures continue. His returns to modern California counterpoint further expeditions into various eras. Two ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...



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