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Sidorova, J M

(?   -    ) Russian-born research scientist and author, in the USA from 1990, who began publish work of genre interest with "The Witch, The Tinman, The Flies" in Asimov's for August 2010. Her sf series, the Age of Ice sequence comprising The Age of Ice (2013) and The Colors of Cold: A New Story from the Age of Ice (2013 ebook), examines in sf and "literary" terms the range of implications of ice: ...

Collingwood, Harry

Pseudonym of UK civil engineer and author William Joseph Cosens Lancaster (1843-1922), most of whose fiction – he wrote at least 40 books – was for boys and featured nautical settings. He remains best known for his "Flying Fish" sequence of sf tales: The Log of the "Flying Fish": A Story of Aerial and Submarine Peril and Adventure (1887), With Airship and Submarine: A Tale of Adventure (1907) and ...

Beyond Westworld

US tv series (1980). MGM Television for the CBS-TV network. Created by Michael Crichton and Lou Shaw. Produced by John Meredith Lucas and Fred Freiberger. Directors include Ted Post, Paul Stanley, and Don Weis. Writers include David Carren, Howard Dimsdale, and Martin Roth. Cast includes Severn Darden, Nancy Harewood, William Jordan, Jim McMullen, Connie Sellecca and James Wainwright. Five 60-minute episodes, the ...

Kids From C.A.P.E.R., The

Juvenile tv series (1976-1977). Landsburg-Kirshner Productions for NBC-TV. Executive producers: Alan Landsburg, Don Kirshner. Created by Romeo Muller. Directors included Stanley Z Cherry. Writers included Muller. Makeup by Harry Thomas. Cast includes Steve Bonino, Cosie Costa, Robert Emhardt, John Lansing, Robert Lussier and Biff Warren. Thirteen 30-minute episodes. Colour. / The Kids are a singing group/crime-fighting team connected to the 927th Police Precinct in the fictitious ...

Dell, Berenice V

(?   -?   ) US author of one registered book, The Silent Voice (1925), an anti-Feminist Utopia, set four millennia hence, after huge upheavals due to war and other Disasters, America is an Archipelago surrounded by the risen seas. In the south, a land ruled by "mongrel" women (they have interbred with other races; see ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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