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Taylor, Jeri

(1938-    ) US Television scriptwriter and author, best known as a significant contributor to the Star Trek universe, most notably for the Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994) and Star Trek: Voyager (1995-2001) series. Star Trek: The Next Generation: Unification (1991) is a Tie to her own script, televised in two parts in November 1991. Star Trek: Voyager: Mosaic: A Novel (fixup 1996) and Star Trek: Voyager: Pathways (fixup 1998) are Fixups giving a background ...

Spiritualised

UK band, formed by and in effect wholly comprising Jason Pierce (1965-    ), who sometimes records under the alias "J. Spaceman". There is a floaty, dreamy quality to much Spiritualised music that is focused sometimes through Religion ("Walking With Jesus", "Angel Sigh", both tracks on 1993's album Fucked Up Inside) and sometimes via sf, or more specifically space travel. The band's third studio album Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space (1997), Pierce's masterpiece ...

Kenin, Millea

(1942-1992) US editor, publisher, anthologist, poet and author active in Fandom, who began to release stories of genre interest with "The Knight of the Road" in Potboiler for February 1982. Under her birth name Millea Levin she was founder-editor of the Poetry journal Sciamachy (1960-1964), contributors with entries in this encyclopedia including John Clute and Thomas M Disch. As Kenin, she was founder-editor of Owlflight (which see), whose five issues appeared from 1981 to 1986. Her Anthology ...

Geis, Richard E

(1927-2013) US author, editor and sf fan, best known since 1953 for producing and contributing significantly to a fanzine, Psychotic, and later a Semiprozine, The Alien Critic, both of which were, confusingly, at different times known as Science Fiction Review. He has published other Fanzines. His vigorously anti-highbrow judgements were for a long time influential in the sf field; between 1969 and 1983 he six times won a Hugo for Best Fanzine and a further seven times for Best Fan Writer, the ...

Dennis, Albert Nelson

(?   -?   ) US author of a Prehistoric SF novel with Lost Race implications, Anona of the Moundbuilders: A Story of Many Thousands of Years Ago (1920) with J Clarence Marple, set in Pre-Columbian North America, and giving an entirely imagined history of the Moundbuilder culture. The Moundbuilders, here known as the Ionenese, are an eight-foot tall, fair-skinned, deeply attractive race forced constantly to defend themselves – riding domesticated mastodons ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...



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