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World, the Flesh and the Devil, The

Film (1959). HarbelProductions/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Directed by Ranald MacDougall. Written by Ferdinand Reyher and MacDougall, nominally based on The Purple Cloud (1901) by M P Shiel. Cast includes Harry Belafonte, Mel Ferrer and Inger Stevens. 95 minutes. Black and white. / Ralph Burton (Belafonte), an African-American mine inspector, is trapped Underground by a cave-in. He can hear rescuers attempting to reach him, but apparently they give up. He digs himself out, to find a deserted ...

Dogs in Space

US animated tv series (2021-current). GrizzlyJerr Productions, Atomic Cartoons. Created by Jeremiah Cortez. Directed by Ed Chee, Monica Davila, James Suhr and Carl Upsdel. Writers include Jillian Goldfluss, Megan Gonzales, James Hamilton and Amalia Levari. Voice cast includes Sarah Chalke, Kimiko Glenn, David Lopez, Haley Joel Osment, Chris Parnell and Debra Wilson. Ten episodes of circa 21 minutes. Colour. / Sometime in 2223, Captain Garbage (Osment) is explaining to suspicious Aliens that ...

Freeman, Steven F

(?   -    ) US author who also writes as by Malcolm Pierce; his Blackwell Files sequence beginning with Nefarious (2013) [series not listed in Checklist] edges toward genuine Technothriller territory, but the adventures of the married team of investigators do not ever quite reach the fantastic. Freeman is of sf interest for Supertide (2020), a Disaster tale whose protagonists uncover the imminence of mid-tectonic plate volcanic action on an immense scale; the ...

Ultimo Uomo della Terra, L'

Film (1964; vt The Last Man on Earth). La Regina/Alta Vista. Directed by Sidney Salkow, Ubaldo Ragona. Written by Logan Swanson (pseudonym of Richard Matheson, who disliked the rewrite), William P Leicester, based on Matheson's I Am Legend (1954). Cast includes Franca Bettoia and Vincent Price. 86 minutes. Black and white. / This Italian/US coproduction was the first film version of Matheson's novel about the lone survivor of a Pandemic whose victims become Vampires, a metamorphosis for ...

Graham, H E

Pseudonym of UK soldier and author Ernest Graham Hamilton (1882-1950), in active service during World War One; along with some nonfiction, he published two books of sf interest. The Defence of Bowler Bridge: A Study in Minor Tactics (1929 chap) describes in detail a battle in which Britain defends Ruritania (see Ruritania) from its enemies. The Battle of Dora (1931) is a Future War tale on Battle of Dorking lines, with a focus on the tactics of armoured warfare. Ruritanian Jugurthia, hapless ...

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. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...



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