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Dillon, Diane and Leo

Leo Dillon (1933-2012) and Diane Dillon (1933-    ), US illustrators, active together from around 1953, married in 1957; the only team ever to win either the Hugo or the Locus Award for Best Professional Artist, both of which they received in 1971. They began freelancing in 1958, at first working separately. Together their work covers many fields: record album covers, advertising art, Christmas cards, children's books and movie posters among them; they are among the most ...

Cars that Ate Paris, The

Film (1974). Salt Pan/Australian Film Development Corp/Royce Smeal. Written and directed by Peter Weir. Cast includes Terry Camilleri, John Meillon and Kevin Miles. 88 minutes. Colour. / From a director who later made several impressive fantasy films, including Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) and The Last Wave (1977), both of which edge close to sf at points, The Cars That Ate Paris is an idiosyncratic exploitation movie about a small town in which young people drive murderously redesigned ...

Cook, William Wallace

(1867-1933) US newspaper reporter and author, sometimes as by John Milton Edwards, under which name he published The Fiction Factory [for subtitle see Checklist] (1912), a detailed account of his early career in magazine publishing; most of his many stories appeared after the turn of the century in such magazines as The Argosy, some of them only reaching book form after a decade or so, in a stapled format reminiscent of Dime-Novel SF; they are all, however, full-length novels, most of them, ...

Carrère, Jean

(1865-1932) French journalist, poet and author, of some sf interest for a novel published at the end of his active career, La Fin d'Atlantis ou le grand soir ["The End of Atlantis or the Great Evening"] (1926; trans Brian Stableford as The End of Atlantis 2017). The novel is remarkable not for any originality concerning the collapse of the Empire of Atlantis into the sea, but for a sustained essayistic conflation of the fate of the great Island and the Decadence of the West after World War One. ...

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Film (1987). Amblin/Universal. Executive Producer Steven Spielberg. Director Matthew Robbins. Written by Brad Bird, Robbins, Brent Maddock, S S Wilson, based on a story by Mick Garris. Cast includes Michael Carmine, Hume Cronyn, Frank McCrae, Elizabeth Pena and Jessica Tandy. 106 minutes. Colour. / Originally intended as an episode of the television series Amazing Stories, this film betrays its small-screen origins in its slightness of plot. A run-down rooming house with diner, which ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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