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Collier, James Lincoln

(1928-    ) US author of works for children, many of them nonfiction, and the best-known of them being several historical novels written with his brother, Christopher Collier (1930-2020). Of sf interest is Planet Out of the Past (1983), whose young protagonists on the planet Pleisto find relics of a human prehistoric society; and The Empty Mirror (2004), a Doppelganger fantasy. He was the nephew of Slater ...

Fisher, Philip M, Jr

(1891-1973) US teacher, naval officer, author and financial auditor (in that order), whose work was restricted primarily to the Pulp magazines. His earliest sale was an article in Youth's Companion in 1916; his first fiction sale, and also his first work of sf, was "The Demise of Professor Manried" for All-Story Weekly, 18 August 1917. Here the eponymous professor is able to use electricity to amplify and harness thought ...

Moore, Robin

Working name of US author Robert Lowell Moore Jr (1925-2008), perhaps best-known for The Green Berets (1965), and most of whose works of sf interest were Technothrillers, usually with a Cold War background, as in The Chinese Ultimatum (1976) with Edward McGhee, where a 1980s non-nuclear war between China and the USSR ultimately regionalizes a non-participant America. ...

Arrow, William

A House Name used by Ballantine Books for the Return to the Planet of the Apes Ties, based not on the Planet of the Apes films but on the later animated Television series. William Rotsler wrote #1 Visions from Nowhere (1976) and #3 Man, the Hunted Animal (1976); ...

Defying Gravity

American-Canadian tv series (2009). British Broadcasting Corporation, Fox Television Studios, and Omni Film Productions for CTV, SPACE and ProSieben. Created by James D Parriot. Producers include Michael Chechik and Michael Edelstein. Writers include Parriot, Sheri Elwood, Meredith Lavender, and Marcie Ulin. Directors include Sturla Gunnarsson, David Straiton, Peter Howitt, Fred Gerber, and Jeff Woolnough. Cast includes Ron Livingston as Maddux Donner, Laura Harris as Zoe Barnes, Malik ...

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. He began to publish work of genre interest with an sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" in Triquarterly for Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959]; he began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and later in ...



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