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O'Neill, Gerard K

(1927-1992) US physicist, at Princeton University from 1954 until his death, whose popular-science book The High Frontier: Human Colonies in Space (1977) argues strongly for the construction of Space Habitats, either in Earth orbit or at one of the stable Lagrange Points of our Earth/Moon system – especially L5. His arguments aroused great interest among would-be space colonists, and were influential in ...

Red Dwarf

UK tv series (1988-current). A Paul Jackson Production for BBC North West; from Series IV, a Grant Naylor Production for BBC North. Produced by Ed Bye, Rob Grant, Doug Naylor. Directed by Bye. Written Grant, Naylor as Grant Naylor; in season VII, Naylor, Paul Alexander, Kim Fuller, Robert Llewellyn; in VIII, Naylor, Alexander. Cast includes Craig Charles ...

Johnston, Aaron

(?   -    ) US screenwriter, playwright and author, whose work in the latter capacity has been as a collaborator with Orson Scott Card in various recent works, including a Technothriller, Invasive Procedures (2007), and a new prequel series in the Ender universe, the Ender: First Formic War sequence, beginning with ...

Mizutama Keinojō

Working name of a Japanese artist and Manga illustrator Kei Yoshida (1959-2014), born Kei Okabe. The daughter of the artist and scientific journalist Fuyuhiko Okabe (1922-2005), Mizutama first worked as an illustrator for music magazines, before drifting into sf as an artist and columnist. She won the Seiun Award for Art (see Illustration) in 1993 and 1995 for early instalments ...

Christie, Douglas

(1894-1935) UK author who also published some work as by Colin Campbell, and thrillers as by Lynn Durie like This Yellow Slave (1933); his sf novel is The Striking Force: A Story of the North-West Frontier (1935), where Religion and Politics mix to create an unstable Near Future for Britain. [JC]

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 ...

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