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Tomorrow People, The

UK tv series (1973-1979). A Thames TV Production. Series conceived by Roger Price. Produced by Ruth Boswell and Price (1973), Boswell alone (1974-1975), Price alone (1976), Vic Hughes (1977-1979). Technical adviser Dr Christopher Evans. Cast includes Elizabeth Adare, Mike Holoway, Stephen Salmon, Peter Vaughan-Clarke, Sammie Winmill and Nicholas Young. Written mostly Price. Directors included Brian Finch, Price, Hughes. Eight seasons (two in 1978); ...

Capon, Paul

(1911-1969) UK author who also worked for many years in film and television production as an editor – working on three mid-1930s films for Maurice Elvey (1887-1967), including The Clairvoyant (1934) – and administrator, ending his career as head of the Film Department of Independent Television News (1963-1967). From 1942 he wrote fairly copiously in various genres, including detective and children's stories: 36 novels and one nonfiction book in all. He began writing sf ...

Lewin, Leonard C

(1916-1999) US author of an sf Satire – a Parody published in the shape of a spoof dissertation, Report from Iron Mountain: On the Possibility and Desirability of Peace (1967) – which presents the conclusions of a US Government commission formed to consider the economic and political threat of world peace. In a tone of cunningly egregious Realpolitik, the commission urges that the world be kept on a continual ...

Parasite Murders, The

Film (1974; vt They Came from Within; vt Shivers). Cinepix/Canadian Film Development Corp. Written and directed by David Cronenberg. Cast includes Paul Hampton, Lynn Lowry, Alan Migicovsky, Joe Silver and Barbara Steele. 87 minutes, cut to 77 minutes. Colour. / In an attempt to develop a beneficial symbiote, a scientist creates a parasite (see Parasitism and Symbiosis) that, when it ...

Eddison, E R

(1882-1945) UK civil servant, author and scholar of Old Norse, whose first work of fiction and most famous single work, The Worm Ouroboros: A Romance (1922), is an erudite Heroic Fantasy written in a potently archaized English which plays off (but does not ape) the Jacobean style and matter of authors like John Webster (circa 1579-?1638), though the most direct influence on its actual structure may be H Rider ...

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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