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Nations, Opal L

(1941-    ) UK-born author, in Canada for many years, active from the end of the 1960s and beginning to publish work of genre interest with "Juan Fortune" for New Worlds in January 1969. The first of his many 1970s volumes (all short) was Hummi Ground (Part One) (1971 chap). Three of the physically more substantial titles from this period are: 10 Pieces from "The Opal Land of the Angels" (coll 1971 chap), which contains stories whose incessant surrealism incorporates sf ...

What We Do in the Shadows

US tv series (2019-current). FXP, Two Canoes Pictures, 343 Incorporated. Created by Jemaine Clement. Based on the 2014 film of the same name (directed and written by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi). Directors include Jemaine Clement, Yana Gorskaya and Kyle Newacheck. Writers include Jemaine Clement, Marika Sawyer and Paul Simms. Voice cast includes Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillén, Doug Jones, Kayvan Novak and Mark Proksch. 30 20-23 minute episodes. Colour. / Four ...

Stop Susan Williams

US tv series (1979; vt Cliffhangers: Stop Susan Williams). Universal Television for NBC-TV. Created by Kenneth Johnson. Produced by Richard Milton. Directors included Reza Badiyi, Richard S Harwood, Sigmund Neufeld Jr. Writers included Peggy Goldman, Richard Christian Matheson, Andrew Schneider. Cast includes Susan Anton, Marji Dusay (Jennifer Selden), John Hancock (Gold Tooth), T Miratt (Ti), Albert Paulsen, Michael Swan (Jack Schoengarth) and Ray Walston (Bob Richards). Thirteen 20-minute ...

Gilchrist, Rosetta Luce

(1850-1921) US medical doctor and author of Tibby: A Novel Dealing with Psychic Forces and Telepathy (1904), in which Telepathy is used for Communication with a land beyond which seems to resemble a Utopia. [JC]

Kost, Bruce

(1950-    ) US merchant sailor and author whose first novel, the Military SF tale Reclusive Authority (1998), carries a tough female into space with her elite male buddies to fight off Aliens; in The Youngblood Project (2002), which is a tale of Near Future justified Paranoia, a man is kidnapped by the CIA, forced to ingest a serum – the Invention of a Mad Scientist ex-Nazi – which turns him into a female, and goes on the run with an ex-Green Beret Squad leader; ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...

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