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Seidel, Peter

(1926-    ) US architect, planner and author, much of his work in the first two capacities focusing on the Ecological crises of the past half-century. His first nonfiction book, Invisible Walls: Why We Ignore the Damage We Inflict on the Planet ... and Ourselves (1998; rev 2001), directly addresses these issues. The Futures Studies implications of this text are dramatized, at points ...

Reed, Robert

(1956-    ) US author who began publishing sf with "Mudpuppies" as by Robert Touzalin for L Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future (anth 1986) edited by Algis Budrys; the story gained the $5000 grand prize awarded in the Writers of the Future Contest for that year. Reed has since gradually become prolific and highly admired as an author of short fiction, assembling some of ...

Kenyon, C R

(?   -?   ) UK author of books for Young Adult readers, including two sf tales: in A Polar Eden: Or, the Goal of the "Dauntless" (1897), a group of intrepid companions find an inhabited Lost World in a warm enclave in the heart of the Arctic; and in The Argonauts of the Amazon (1901), a Lost Race of Incans is discovered high above that river. ...

Adair, Gilbert

(1944-2011) Scottish literary theorist, critic, translator and author, in France 1968-1980, subsequently in the UK. His fiction has some fantasy interest, including his two Sequels by Other Hands for Young Adult readers, Alice Through the Needle's Eye (1984) and Peter Pan and the Only Children (1987), respectively sequelling Lewis Carroll and James Barrie ...

Last Mimzy, The

Film (2007). New Line Cinema. Directed by Bob Shaye. Written by Bruce Joel Rubin and Toby Emmerich; story by James V Hart & Carol Skilken, based on "Mimsy were the Borogoves" (February 1943 Astounding) by Lewis Padgett (Henry Kuttner and C L Moore). Cast includes Michael Clarke Duncan, Kathryn Hahn, Timothy Hutton, Chris O'Neil, Joely Richardson, Rainn Wilson and Rhiannon Leigh Wryn. 90 minutes. ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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