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Spellbinder

Australian tv series (1995). Film Australia and Telewizja Polska. Created by Mark Shirrefs and John Thomson. Producers include Noel Price, Ron Saunders and Andrzej Stempowski. Directed by Noel Price. Writers include Ron Saunders, Mark Shirrefs and John Thomson. Cast includes Krzysztof Kumor, Andrew McFarlane, Heather Mitchell, Gosia Piotrowska and Zbych Trofimiuk. 26 23-minute episodes. Colour. / This juvenile miniseries, produced in Australia and Poland, centers on a young teen, Paul ...

Suarez, Daniel

(1964-    ) US systems consultant and author who at least on one occasion has written as Leinad Zeraus (his own name backwards). The Daemon sequence, comprising Daemon (2006 as Zeraus; 2009) and Freedom™ (2010), presents in a Technothriller idiom a complex scenario in which a high-tech "demon" within a vast distributed Computer network begins to treat humans as disposable through acts of widespread violence. Its "motivation" for doing so is not explained in terms of ...

Endō Akinori

(1959-    ) Japanese scenarist and novelist, sometimes using the pseudonym Meigo Endō, who toiled throughout the 1980s and 1990s on Anime scripts and Ties, before finding some respite and creative freedom out of the field. / Endo's earliest credited script work included stints on Mecha shows, such as Chōriki Robo Galatt ["Super-Powered Robo Galatt"] (1984; vt Change Robo Galatt) and Kidō Senshi Z Gundam ["Mobile Suit Z Gundam"] (1985; vt Zeta Gundam). This ...

Smith, Dean Wesley

(1950-    ) US editor and author who remains best known for founding Pulphouse Publishing in 1988, whose various enterprises he dominated, in partnership with his wife Kristine Kathryn Rusch, until the press was closed in 1996. With her he also edited Science Fiction Writers of America Handbook: The Professional Writer's Guide to Writing Professionally (anth 1990), a Locus Award-winning vade mecum full of necessary data, though not supremely well organized. After a vignette ...

Blair, John

(1961-    ) US author and poet who began publishing sf with A Landscape of Darkness (1990), an sf adventure in which a mercenary on a colony planet must pit himself against an Alien who wears the guise of a Japanese warrior. Though a plot of this sort offers many opportunities for action routines, Blair generally avoids the temptation. His second novel, Bright Angel (1992), similarly concentrates upon the complex psychology of a central figure invested with human responses ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...



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