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Lee, Sharon

(1952-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "A Matter of Ceremony" (May 1980 Amazing). Almost all her further work has been in collaboration with Steve Miller, their main endeavour being the extended Liaden Universe sequence of Space Opera tales, set in expansive (though not adventurously described) interstellar venues. The first three titles, ...

Garson, Vaseleos

Pseudonym of US author William J Garson (?   -    ), who began to publish work of genre interest with "One Against the Stars" for Planet Stories in Summer 1944, and who was moderately active in the 1940s. His sf novel, Brother Earth (1974), is an elaborate but unremarkable Space Opera. [JC]

Navarro, Yvonne

(1957-    ) US author, mostly of fantasy and urban fantasy (in its twenty-first century sense as a term describing supernatural fictions set in cities with romantic plots often involving Vampires, Werewolves and/or Zombies, but normally discounting sf-like rationalizations). She began publishing work of this sort of interest with "Surprise Fall" in the magazine The Horror Show for ...

Somewhere in Time

Film (1980). Universal Pictures. Directed by Jeannot Swzarc. Screenplay by Richard Matheson based on his novel Bid Time Return (1975). Produced by Stephen Deutsch and Ray Stark (uncredited). Cast includes Susan French, Christopher Reeve, Christopher Plummer, Jane Seymour, George Voskovec, Teresa Wright. 103 minutes. Colour. / 1972: as young Richard Collier (Reeve) celebrates the debut of his play, an aged woman (French) approaches, ...

Wilson, Kai Ashante

(?   -    ) US author who studied at the 2010 San Diego Clarion Science Fiction Writers' Workshop as the Octavia E Butler scholar, and began to publish work of genre interest with "«Légendaire.»" in Bloodchildren: Stories by the Octavia E. Butler Scholars (anth 2013 ebook) edited by Nisi Shawl. ...

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. ...



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