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Power, The

Film (1968). Galaxy/MGM. Produced by George Pal. Directed by Pal, Byron Haskin. Written by John Gay, based on The Power (1956) by Frank M Robinson. Cast includes George Hamilton, Nehemiah Persoff, Suzanne Pleshette and Michael Rennie. 109 minutes. Colour. / Without the spectacular special effects of Pal's earlier sf films, The Power concentrates instead on ...

Measday, Stephen

(1950-    ) Australian author and scriptwriter for various media, most significantly for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, his Television including The Time Game (1993), which he novelized as his first tale of sf interest, The Time Game (1993). The News on Aliens (1997), part of the otherwise nonfantastic Rick Street Roving Reporter sequence, deals with the discovery of ...

Cole, Everett B

(1910-2001) US author, formerly a professional US Army soldier and veteran of the Omaha Beach landing in World War Two; he retired from service in 1960 and was a high school teacher until his second retirement in the mid-1970s. He began publishing sf with "Philosophical Corps" for Astounding in March 1951, as by E B Cole – the first of the Philosophical Corps series for Astounding, which ceased there in 1956 before concluding much ...

Futuristic Stories

UK pulp-size magazine. Two undated issues, 1946, published by Hamilton & Co, Stafford; edited anonymously by Dennis H Pratt. Futuristic Stories was poor-quality, juvenile, and of little interest. As with its companion magazine, Strange Adventures, the entire contents were written by Norman Firth. [FHP] links / ...

Sugar, Andrew

(?   -?   ) US author of whom nothing is known beyond his authorship of the Enforcer sequence of action thrillers beginning with The Enforcer (1973). The sf element in individual stories is sometimes minimal, though the underlying premise is sf: the protagonist Jason, caught in a body dying of cancer, is employed by an Institute which offers him new but temporary bodies (see Identity Transfer), each of them ...

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 a long sf-tinged poem, "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly); he only began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and sf proper with ...

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