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Burning Zone, The

US tv series (1996-1997). Sandstar Productions/Universal Television for the UPN TV network. Created by Coleman Luck. Produced by Stuart Cohen, Edward Ledding, and Harker Wade. Directors included Scott Brazil, Michael Miller, Stephen L Posey. Writers included Carlton Eastlake, James G Hirsch and Kimberly A Shiner. Cast includes James Black, Michael Harris, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Bradford Tatum and Tamlyn Tomita. 19 55-minute episodes. Colour. / A small ultra-secret team of Scientists led by Dr ...

Maloney, Mack

Pseudonym of US author Brian Kelleher (1952-    ) for two sequences, the first being the Wingman series of Military SF sf novels set in a Ruined Earth America, beginning with Wingman (1987), pausing for well over a decade after Wingman #16: The Tomorrow War (1999), and resuming with Wingman #17: Attack on Area 51 (2013). The more ambitious Starhawk sequence of Military SF adventures, set in a transformed solar system, begins with Starhawk (2001) and ends with Starhawk: Storm ...

Misha

Working name of US author Misha Nogha Chocholak (1955-    ), of Native American (Metis-Cree) background, who began publishing material of genre interest with Prayers of Steel (coll 1989 chap), which assembles some fantasy Poetry; her second collection, Ke-Qua-Hawk-As (coll 1993), similarly incorporates poems, intermixed with stories based on Native American material. Her sf novel, Red Spider White Web (1990), describes in dark terms a congested Cyberpunk America, dominated ...

Dark Fantasy

Radio series (1941-1942). The NBC Radio Network. Produced by John J Prosser. Radioplays were by Scott Bishop, pseudonym of George Hamaker (1912-?1996), and Richard Breen. Announcers: Keith Painton, then Tom Paxton. 31 30-minute episodes. / Based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, this Horror and Fantasy series featured some sf during its brief run, and while not well remembered was reportedly of high quality. Bishop had written for the radio incarnation of Lights Out (1934-1947) before creating ...

Samuel, Viscount

(1870-1963) UK politician, of progressive Liberal principles, and author; he was born Herbert Louis Samuel, knighted 1920, and made Viscount Samuel on 8 June 1937. His somewhat humourless public personality was satirized by H G Wells in The New Machiavelli (1911), and the notoriously antisemitic Hilaire Belloc also attacked him, accusing him falsely of corruption, which forced him to sue, successfully, for libel. As high commissioner 1920-1925 of Palestine, he was involved in the first stages ...

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 November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...



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