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Elliott, Janice

(1931-1995) UK author from 1962 of sophisticated novels of domestic passion which frequently reach for a sense of brooding Equipoise with the supernatural and, occasionally, sf. Her sf novel, The Summer People (1980), places in a Near-Future world one of her typical casts, who decide it would be a good idea, while society collapses off-stage, to remain esconced in their holiday resort for the time being; a similar ...

Sixbury, Glenn R

(?   -    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Circles" in Four Moons of Darkover (anth 1988) edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley. His sf novel, Legacy (2002) is a Tie to the Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict Shared World sequence (see ...

Yuknavitch, Lidia

(1963-    ) US academic and author, perhaps best known for a memoir, The Chronology of Water (2010), in which she unpacks her difficult but ultimately fruitful life which, like much of her fiction, powerfully embraces linkages between violence, Sex, affirmation, and the body (especially the female body) as a field of play to be engraved upon, as in earlier novels like Her Other Mouths (1997) or ...

Reeve, Arthur B

(1880-1936) US author almost exclusively remembered for his Craig Kennedy, Scientific Detective sequence, the most significant titles being the eighty-two short stories first published 1910-1918 in monthly instalments beginning with "The Case of the Helen Bond" (December 1910 Cosmopolitan) – the subsequent stories all appearing in the same journal – and in various magazines 1919-1935, and then assembled variously in book form; later titles in the overall sequence ...

Journey of Allen Strange, The

US tv series (1997-2000). Lynch Entertainment for Nickelodeon network. Created by Tommy Lynch. Produced by Paul Hoen and Robert C Mora. Directors included Topper Carew, Hoen, Shawn Levy, Jason Marsden and Lev L Spiro. Writers included Suzanne Bloch, Jean Gennis, Lynch and Phyllis Murphy. Cast includes Dee Bradley Baker, Erin J Dean, Arjay Smith, Shane Sweet, Jack Tate and Mary Chris Wall. 39 25-minute episodes. Colour. / After stowing away on an interstellar transport ...

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 ...



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