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Baker, Mishell

(?   -    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Throwing Stones" in Beneath Ceaseless Skies for July 2010. She is of some sf interest for the first volume of her Arcadia Project sequence, Borderline (2016), a tale which edges occasionally in Equipoisal implications of transgressiveness in its depiction of an amputee with borderline personality disorder who (as it were punningly) is recruited by a covert organization (the Arcadia ...

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. / In 2027, two decades after human fertility ...

Dominion Tank Police

Japanese Original Video Animation (OVA) (1988-1989). Original title Dominion. Based on the Manga by Masamune Shirow. Episodes 1-2: Ginga Teikoku. Directed and written by Kōichi Mashimo. Episodes 3-4: Agent 21. Directed by Takaaki Ishiyama. Written by Futoshi Takano. Voice cast includes Yūko Mita, Michie Tomizawa, Hiromi Tsuru, Jouji Yanami and Yūsaku Yara. Four 37-minute episodes. Colour. / In the crime-ridden future, desperate politicians give the police tanks (see Politics; ...

Posteritas

Pseudonym of the unidentified UK author (?   -?   ) of The Siege of London (1885 chap), a Battle of Dorking tale in which an incoherent Liberal government in Britain destabilizes the country and gives France the opportunity to mount a successful Invasion, climaxes in the surrender of London and the disintegration of the British Empire. [JC]

McComas, J Francis

(1911-1978) US editor and author who published a number of sf stories under his own name – including "Shock Treatment" (in 9 Tales of Space and Time, anth 1954, ed Raymond J Healy) and "Parallel" (April 1955 F&SF) – and as Webb Marlowe. He was co-editor with Raymond J Healy of the thirty-five-story Anthology Adventures in Time and Space: An Anthology of Modern Science-Fiction Stories (anth 1946; cut 1952; differently cut 1953; cut vt Selections from Adventures in Time and Space ...

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 and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...



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