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Film (2012). Lionsgate and Reliance Entertainment in association with IM Global present a DNA Films production. Directed by Pete Travis. Written by Alex Garland, based on the 2000 AD strip Judge Dredd created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra. Cast includes Domhnall Gleeson, Wood Harris, Lena Headey, Olivia Thirlby and Karl Urban. 95 minutes. Colour, 3D (converted). / In Mega-City One ...
Byoreseo on Geudae
["You Who Came From the Stars"] South Korean Television series (2013-2014; vt My Love from the Star). SBS. Directed by Jang Tae-yu. Written by Park Ji-eun. Cast includes Park Hae-jin, Yoo In-na, Jun Ji-hyun and Kim Soo-hyun. 21 episodes. Colour. / Crashlanding on Earth in the year 1609, the Alien Do Min-joon waits in vain for a means of escaping. With a human form that is permanently ...
(? - ) UK author, not to be confused with the UK singer-songwriter John Kirkbride (1946- ); his Young Adult novel, Life on Urth (1994), carries its young protagonists to a Parallel World that turns out to be a comic Parody of Earth. Adventures accumulate winningly from this point. [JC]
Hayden, G Miki
(1944- ) US author whose first book, Pacific Empire (coll of linked stories 1998), begins her Pacific sequence by depicting an only modestly transformed Alternate History world in which Japan has triumphed in World War Two by attacking Pearl Harbor in 1939. The depiction of domestic lives in the postwar era is engaging. In the sequel, New Pacific (2004), Japan is ...
(1948- ) US-born author who became a Canadian Landed Immigrant in 1975, married to Jeanne Robinson from 1975 until her death in 2010. His first story, "The Guy with the Eyes" in Analog for February 1973, inaugurated the long-running Callahan series of Club Stories, which continued into the twenty-first century. He has sometimes written tales as by B D Wyatt. The first ...
(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. ...