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Jacobs, Matthew

(1956-    ) UK screenwriter who may be best known for scripting the Television feature Doctor Who (1996), whose script was published as Doctor Who: The Script of the Film (1996). [JC]

Maggin, Elliot S

(1950-    ) US author of Comics, including various Superman titles, particularly during the 1970s and 1980s, when he was involved in reshaping the out-of-control DC Comics universe. As an author, he began publishing work of interest with "Spy 166: The Underground Express" in Weird Heroes: Volume 2 (anth 1975) edited by Byron Preiss. He also wrote some Ties to the Superman universe, beginning with Superman: Last Son of Krypton (1978). Maggin sometimes spells his middle name ...


US Fanzine, edited by Richard E Geis; begun 1953; after 20 issues retitled Science Fiction Review for three issues in 1955; then stopped publishing. Geis resumed it with Psychotic #21 in 1967, then again changed the title to Science Fiction Review from #28. It was by this time printing more serious reviews and interviews, though its main feature remained Geis's amusing, rambling, personal comments. As Science Fiction Review it won a Hugo for Best Fanzine in 1969 and 1970; in its first ...

Fies, Brian

(?   -    ) US cartoonist and author whose Graphic Novel, Whatever Happened to The World of Tomorrow? (graph 2009), dramatizes the American dream of a Technology-led drive towards a Utopian future centred on a continuous move into space. The narrative traces from 1939 on a recognizable sf advocacy of early Future History, and contains several inserted tales from an imaginary Space Opera Comic-book, Space Age Adventures between 1939 and 1975, featuring ...

Krauzer, Steven M

(1948-    ) US author who wrote some Ties in the nonfantastic Executioner/Marc Bolan sequence as well as some Westerns, and who is of sf interest for Brainstorm (1991), a Young Adult tale featuring an eleven-year old boy with Psi Powers who must escape an inimical government agency. [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 November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...

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