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Snedeker, Caroline Dale

(1871-1956) US author, initially of children's books, some of them depicting life in versions of New Harmony, the town of her birth being named after the communitarian Utopia New Harmony created by her grandfather Robert Owen (1771-1858). Seth Way: A Romance of the New Harmony Community (1917) is a fictionalized (and fantasticated) biography of an experimental Scientist and early resident of New Harmony, Indiana, which had been purchased by Owen in 1825 from an earlier utopian society. Her ...

Super 8

Film (2011). Amblin Entertainment/Bad Robot Productions for Paramount Pictures. Produced by J J Abrams and Steven Spielberg. Directed by Abrams. Written by Abrams. Cast includes Gabriel Basso, Kyle Chandler, Joel Courtney, Ron Eldard, Noah Emmerich, Elle Fanning, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee, Zach Mills and Glynn Turman. 112 minutes. Colour. / Summer, 1979. Teenage high-school friends are making an amateur Zombie film, The Case, directed by Charles Kaznyk (Griffiths) and co-starring Alice ...

Journeyman Project, The

Videogame series (from 1993). Presto Studios (PS). Designed by David Flanagan. / The Journeyman Project is a series of linearly plotted graphical Adventure games dealing with Time Travel. Their designs emphasize graphical quality over interactivity, in a similar way to the popular fantasy game Myst (1993 Cyan Worlds, Mac, Win; 1994 Saturn; 1995 3DO, JaguarCD, PS1; 1996 CDi; 1997 Amiga; 2006 PSP) designed by Rand Miller, Robyn Miller. The base time period for the games is the twenty-fourth ...

Lawrence, W H C

(?   -?   ) Canadian author of a Future War tale, The Story of '92: A Grandfather's Tale, Told in 1932 (1889), in which an attempted Invasion of Canada by the United States ends in the former's favour (which is to say Canada survives). The tone of the tale – the first fictional account of an American invasion of Canada – is surprisingly jingoistic. [JC]

Time of Roses, A

Finnish film (1969; original title Ruusujen Aika). Filminor. Directed by Risto Jarva. Written by Risto Jarva, Peter von Bagh and Jarko Paakasvirra. Cast includes Tarja Markus, Arto Tuominen, Ritva Vepsä. 111 minutes. Black and white.  / Helsinki, Finland, in the year 2012 is a prosperous, peaceful society ruled by a meritocracy of technicians. The somewhat smug researcher Raimo (Tuominen) embarks upon a project to compare his time with that of his ancestors, by making a ...

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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