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Perrin, Don

(1964-    ) Canadian author and game designer born in Germany, a former military officer; married to Margaret Weis from 1996 but later divorced. He has contributed to Weis's Dragonlance sequence and other Fantasy Role Playing Game franchises. Of sf interest is the Knights of the Black Earth/Mag Force 7 Space Opera trilogy opening with The Knights of the Black Earth (1995), all three books written with Weis (whom see for further details). [DRL] see also: Prisons; Wing ...

Modern Monsters

Letter-size saddle-stapled Cinema magazine printed on newsprint-quality paper. Publisher: Prestige Publications. Four bimonthly issues, April 1966 to October/November 1966. Editors: Gunther Collins and Donald F Glut (uncredited). / A good-quality magazine which tried to imitate Famous Monsters of Filmland, although with a slightly more mature slant. Modern Monsters ran the usual material on current and past genre films, as well as James Bond and Batman. Some short Horror fiction also ...

Morales, Alejandro

(1944-    ) US academic and author whose Hispanic background is reflected in the language (Spanish) of some of his earlier fiction, and in the overarching focus of all his work, which is the complex interaction amongst peoples – including Native Americans – in Mexico and the American West. Of sf interest is The Rag Doll Plagues (coll of linked stories 1992), featuring three tales about a doctor and a disease that must be comprehended. The third of these is set in ...

Rabkin, Eric S

(1946-    ) US sf critic and professor of English Language and Literature, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Most of the books he has written or edited have a direct relevance to sf and fantasy. His critical works are: The Fantastic in Literature (1976; rev 1977), an academic study in genre definition (including sf), provocative but not always rigorous; Science Fiction: History · Science · Vision (1977) with Robert Scholes, a general introduction to the ...

Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle

Animated tv series (1976-1978). Filmation Associates for CBS-TV. Directed by Don Towsley. Writers included Len Janson, Paul Dini, Kathleen Barnes, Tom Ruegger, David Wise. Cast includes Jack Bannon, Joan Gerber, Hettie Lynn Hares, Alan Oppenheimer and Robert Ridgley. Based on characters created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Sixteen 30-minute episodes. Colour. / In this series, Tarzan (Ridgley) encounters various opponents in his adventures including menaces from the Hollow Earth, Aliens, Mutants ...

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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