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Kelley, Thomas P

(1905-1982) Canadian prizefighter, circa 1927-1929 under the name Tommy Kelley, and author, by his own description "King of the Canadian pulp writers", mostly of adventure fiction and "true crime", under his own name and a variety of pseudonyms, including Gene Bannerman, Roy P Devlin and Valentine North. Some of his novels are of sf interest. I Found Cleopatra (November 1938-February 1939 Weird Tales; cut 1946; text restored 1977) is a Lost World tale set Underground where a race, which has ...

Estrin, Marc

(1939-    ) US cellist and author, whose first novel, Insect Dreams: The Half Life of Gregor Samsa (2002), translates the story of Samsa, from Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis (1915 chap; trans 1937), into what might be called sf: after his transformation into a giant bug, Samsa is rescued by his family's maid and sold to a circus, from which vantage he observes and manifests through his inner life the turmoils of twentieth-century Europe. Estrin's later novels – The ...

Future Cop [tv]

US tv series (1976-1977). Paramount Studios, ABC Television network. Produced by Everett Chambers. Directors included Robert Douglas, Earl Bellamy and Vincent McEveety. Scriptwriters included Ken Kolb, Harold Livingston and Mann Rubin. Cast includes John Amos, Ernest Borgnine, Michael Shannon and Irene Tsu. Eight 50-minute episodes. Colour. / Future Cop was a remake of the previous season's comedy on the same subject, Holmes and Yo-Yo (1976), played in a straightforward manner. Officer Joe ...

Pier, Arthur Stanwood

(1874-1966) US author, best-known for the nonfantastic St Timothy's series of tales set at a boys' school; of sf interest God's Secret (1935), a Near Future tale dealing with the consequences of the discovery of an Immortality serum. [JC]

Voûte, Emile

(1870-1943) Dutch-born journalist, playwright and author, in the USA most of his life; The Passport (1915), is a Near Future tale set in World War One; during the course of the action an American inventor whose Invention is a gas that ends the war. [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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