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When Worlds Collide

Film (1951). Paramount. Directed by Rudolph Maté. Written by Sydney Boehm, based on When Worlds Collide (September 1932-February 1933 Blue Book; 1933) and After Worlds Collide (1934) by Philip Wylie and Edwin Balmer. Cast includes Richard Derr, Peter Hanson, John Hoyt, Larry Keating, Hayden Rorke and Barbara Rush. 83 minutes. Colour. / ...

Rathborne, St George

(1854-1938) US author, often of Dime Novels under many names, including Harrison Adams, Herbert Carter, Oliver Lee Clifton and Harry St George. Under the Gulf; or, The Strange Voyage of the Torpedo Boat (1889 chap), tells of treasure-hunting Under the Sea in the submarine Vampire, with some mild conflict; the influence of Jules Verne's ...


Pseudosciences are here defined as belief systems which, though adopting a scientific or quasiscientific terminology, are generally regarded as erroneous or unproven by the orthodox scientific community; frequently they not merely disagree with, or are improbable adjuncts to, accepted science but violate its fundamental tenets; several relevant figures and ideas have elsewhere been sorted under the "techno-occultism" rubric, in terms consistent with their presentation in this entry. They are ...

Red Magazine, The

UK general fiction magazine published by Amalgamated Press, London; 620 issues, June 1908 to September 1939; editor for most of those years, certainly the ones of sf interest, was John Stock. It appeared monthly until February 1910, twice monthly until 15 March 1918, and again 1 February-1 August 1919, then fortnightly until 9 August 1929. Published on cheap book paper, close enough to pulpwood to be regarded as a Pulp magazine, the initial issues were a slightly ...

Hoyne, Thomas Temple

(1875-1946) US author, a popularizer of Economics topics, and author of Intrigue on the Upper Level: A Story of Crime, Love, Adventure and Revolt in 2050 A.D. (1934), in which a primitive, hierarchical, gangster-run capitalist society is riven by discontent among the lower orders, and is eventually overthrown. [JC]

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. He began to publish work of genre interest with an sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" in Triquarterly for Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959]; he began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and later in ...

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