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Anderson, M T

(1968-    ) US author who has written almost exclusively for younger readers and the Young Adult audience; for the former market – in series like the Norumbegan Quartet, which is set partly in an Alternate World, and the spoofish Pals in Peril/Thrilling Tales [details in Checklist] – he has restricted himself to Fantasy. The Octavian Nothing ...

Brown, Joseph M

(1851-1932) US politician, governor of Georgia (1909-1911, 1912-1913), and author in whose sf romance, Astyanax: An Epic Romance of Ilion, Atlantis and Amaraca (1907) Scamandrius, the son of Hector, is not killed by Neoptolemus during the Trojan War, but grows up worthy his nickname of Astyanax, "prince of cities". Gathering the survivors of Troy he first visits Atlantis, but finding treachery there passes on to found New Ilion on an unknown ...

Stand, The

US tv miniseries (1994). Laurel Entertainment/ABC Television. Executive producers Stephen King and Richard Rubinstein. Directed by Mick Garris, teleplay by King based on his own novel The Stand (1978, text restored rev 1990). Cast includes Gary Sinese as Stu Redman, Molly Ringwald as Frannie Goldsmith, Rob Lowe as Nick Andros, Adam Storke as Larry Underwood, Laura San Giacomo as Nadine, Ruby Dee as Mother Abigail, James Sheridan as ...

Species II

Film (1998). Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Directed by Peter Medak. Written by Chris Brancato. Cast includes James Cromwell, Marg Helgenberger, Natasha Henstridge, Justin Lazard, Michael Madsen and Mykelti Williamson. 93 minutes. Colour. / Although released theatrically, Species II plays more like a direct-to-video sequel to Species (1995). On the first manned mission to Mars, astronauts collect rock samples which contain mysterious ...

Fowler, Tom

(?   -    ) Scottish playwright in whose fourth play, Hope Has a Happy Meal (performed 2023; 2023), the eponymous Hope, after decades away, returns Mysterious-Stranger-like to her native land, the People's Republic of Kola Kola, which has been transformed into a tyrannical Dystopia run by international corporations and suffering very severely the effects of ...

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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...



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