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England, Terry

(1949-    ) US journalist and author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Jason and the D'Jinn" for Pandora in 1986; his sf novel, Rewind (1997), examines issues of Biology and Paranoia as Aliens – prior to their mysterious departure – transform seventeen human adults into children; the novel concentrates ...

Last Chase, The

Film (1981). Argosy Films/Canadian Film Development Corporation/Crown International Pictures. Produced by Martyn Burke and Fran Rosati. Directed by Burke. Screenplay by Burke, Ray Moore, and C R O'Christopher from an original story by O'Christopher. Cast includes Lee Majors, Chris Makepeace, Burgess Meredith and George Touliatos. 101 minutes. Colour. / Sometime in the relatively distant Near Future after a Pandemic has ...

Hill, Carol

(1942-    ) US author whose first novel, Jeremiah 8:20 (1970), is a raucous Fabulation about the Apocalypse, whose protagonist becomes (or does not become) Master of the Universe. Her second, Let's Fall in Love (1975), ornately spoofs sex, pornography and politics in a vaguely fantastic 1970s milieu. The Eleven Million Mile High Dancer (1985; vt Amanda and the Eleven Million Mile High Dancer ...

Orbit

1. Seminal US Original-Anthology series edited by Damon Knight. Although Orbit was not the first such series, having been preceded by Star Science Fiction Stories in the USA and New Writings in SF in the UK, it was its extraordinary early success that precipitated the boom in such series in the early 1970s. It had a more ...

Moore, Ronald D

(1964-    ) US screenwriter and Television producer who attended Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, and whose first work of genre interest was the script for "The Bonding" (23 October 1989), an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994). He became co-producer and – for the final year – producer of this series, writing or co-writing 27 episodes in all, ...

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 a long sf-tinged poem, "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly); he only began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and sf proper with ...



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