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Salwi, Dilip M

(1952-2004) Indian author, almost exclusively of work for Young Adult and younger readers. He wrote much nonfiction, including Our Scientists (1986), containing biographies of Indian scientists, and Nonsense in Indian Science (1998). His sf was clearly directed, though with pleasing tact, towards educational purposes, with Alien characters introduced in considerable part in order to comment on the state of our planet; this work is generally set in the Near Future. Titles include Fire on the ...

Catfight

Film (2016). MPI Media, Dark Sky Films, Netflix. Directed by Onur Tukel. Written by Onur Tukel. Cast includes Anne Heche, Amy Hill, Ivana Milicevic, Sandra Oh, Alicia Silverstone and Myra Lucretia Taylor. 96 minutes. Colour. / College-day frenemies Veronica (Oh) and Ashley (Heche) are reunited at a party where Veronica's husband is celebrating a hugely profitable military clean-up contract for a forthcoming war in the Middle East. Ashley, a struggling artist, is serving drinks to help her ...

Chester, William L

(1907-1971) US author whose various occupations included bank clerk, realtor and hospital administrator. He is known for his 1930s Blue Book magazine series about Kioga, a Tarzan-like white child raised on a vast Island Lost World within the Arctic Circle, somewhere in northern Siberia but heated by thermal springs and unknown currents, from which he escapes into the company of bears and Mika, a snow-lion: Hawk of the Wilderness (April-October 1935 Blue Book; 1936), filmed as Hawk of the ...

Day After Tomorrow, The

Film (2004). Twentieth Century Fox/Centropolis Entertainment/Lions Gate/Mark Gordon Company. Directed by Roland Emmerich. Written by Emmerich, Jeffrey Nachmanoff. Cast includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Ian Holm, Dash Mihok, Dennis Quaid, Emmy Rossum, Sela Ward and Kenneth Welsh. 124 minutes. Colour. / The third of Roland Emmerich's Disaster movies after Independence Day (1996) and Godzilla (1998), The Day After Tomorrow may have a different nemesis, in this case the weather, but it has a nearly ...

Reed, Jeremy

(1951-    ) UK poet and author, much of whose fiction comprises a set of loosely-linked tales about nineteenth-century decadents; those with fantasy elements include Isidore: A Novel About the Comte de Lautreamont (1991), When the Whip Comes Down: A Novel about de Sade (1992), in which de Sade Timeslips through the centuries, and Dorian (1997), about Oscar Wilde [see also The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below]. Of more direct sf interest are Diamond Nebula (1994), ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...



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