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Children of Men

Film (2006). Universal Pictures present a Strike Entertainment production in association with Hit and Run Productions. Directed by Alfonso Cuarón. Written by Cuarón & Timothy J Sexton and David Arata and Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby, based on The Children of Men (1992) by P D James. Cast includes Clare-Hope Ashitey, Michael Caine, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Danny Huston, Julianne Moore, Peter Mullan and Clive Owen. 109 minutes. Colour. ...

Boyajian, Jerry

Working name of US bibliographer Jerel Michael Boyajian (1953-    ), whose main work has been the Index to the Science Fiction Magazines 1977 (1982 chap), its sequels covering subsequent years from 1978 to 1984, and two companion indexes to semi-professional fantasy magazines – all with Kenneth R Johnson (whom see for details). Boyajian produced A John Schoenherr SF Checklist (1977 chap) with David ...

Barnard, Keith

(?   -    ) UK author whose two sf novels combine horror tropes and Medicine; the particular focus in Embryo (1990) is made clear by its title, while The Betz Cell (1991) applies Near Future medical science to communicating with the dead. [JC]

Prantera, Amanda

(1942-    ) UK-born translator and author, in Italy since the age of twenty-two, several of whose works combine a strong, fluent emotional drive with a use of narrative conventions, like the Gothic, that comes close to Parody. This is very clear in her first novel, Strange Loop (1984), in which an overheated young Catholic woman is convinced she is a Werewolf, and the narrator of the tale ties himself ...

Stephen, A M

(1882-1942) Canadian poet and author who served in World War One. His Lost Race tale, The Kingdom of the Sun: A Romance of the Far West Coast (1927), which is set in the sixteenth century, describes the Haida tribe of Native Americans, relicts of an advanced civilization whose population – ethnically superior to the Native Americans surrounding it – is blond and blue-eyed, and whose culture is similar ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos ...

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