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Antena, La

["The Aerial"] Film (2007). Dogwoof presents a LaDobleA production. Written and directed by Esteban Sapir. Cast includes Valeria Bertuccelli, Julieta Cardinali, Rafael Ferro, Raúl Hochman, Sol Moreno, Carlos Piñeiro, Florencia Raggi, Jonathan Sandor and Alejandro Urdapilleta. 99 minutes. Black and white. / This almost-silent film from Argentina uses the long-standing connection between early Cinema and the depiction of Dystopias to communicate a world in which the poetry of ...

Smythe, Alfred

(?   -?   ) UK author of A New Faust (1896; vt Van Hoff; Or, the New Faust 1897), whose protagonist discovers the secret of Immortality, which is given to him in a dream – or, perhaps, a binding vision of a Faustian bargain – by the Devil (see Horror in SF). He does not long enjoy his growing youthfulness. [JC]

Davis, Phil

(?   -    ) US author of a Technothriller, Nemesis (1979), whose hero keeps ultimate Disaster at bay. [JC]

McDonald, Sandra

(1966-    ) US military officer and author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Opening Night" for Electric Velocipede in 2002, and much of whose often transgressive, Equipoisal short fiction has been assembled as Diana Comet and Other Improbable Stories (coll 2010). Her Jodenny Scott/Terry Myell sequence – comprising The Outback Stars (2007), The Stars Down Under (2008) and The Stars Blue Yonder (2009), with further volumes seemingly intended – ...

Rutter, Owen

(1889-1944) UK soldier, publisher and author who served in World War One and whose Tiadatha sequence, a parody of The Song of Hiawatha (1855) by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) beginning with The Song of Tiadatha (1919 The Balkan News as by Klip-Klip; 1919), is a book-length Parody set in and after the conflict; it contains fantasy elements. The Dragon of Kinabalu (coll 1923) assembles short fantasies. Lucky Star (1929; vt Once in a New Moon 1935), filmed as Once in a New Moon (1935), is ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...

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