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Lohrman, Paul

House Name used on the Ziff-Davis magazines by Richard Shaver, Paul W Fairman and perhaps others on seven stories 1950-1953. "The World of the Lost" (March 1950 Fantastic Adventures) has been definitely attributed to Shaver. [PN] links / ...

Time Police

There are many fictional sf organizations whose brief is to regulate Time Travel and attempt to nullify dangerous Time Paradoxes or rewritings of history through Changewar. Inevitably the time police also work to guard their own existence. An early story in Poul Anderson's Time Patrol series, "Delenda Est" (December 1955 F&SF), ...

Planet 51

Spanish/UK/American animated film (2009). Ilion Animation Studios (Madrid) and HandMade Films. Directed by Jorge Blanco, Javier Abad and Marcos Martinez. Written by Joe Stillman, based on an original idea by Abad, Blanco, Martinez and Ignacio Perez Dolset. Cast includes Dwayne Johnson, Justin Long and Seann William Scott. 86 minutes. Colour. / A Spanish homage to Fifties America with an inverted Invasion in which humans are the ...

Marsh, Carl

(?   -?   ) UK author of And Wars Shall Cease (1939), an sf novel set in an undefinably distant Near Future where the good news heralded in its title has come to pass, perhaps through spiritual means. [JC]

Pacific Rim

American film (2013). Warner Brothers/Legendary Pictures. Directed by Guillermo Del Toro. Written by Travis Beacham and del Toro, based on a story by Beacham. Cast includes Charlie Day, Idris Elba, Burn Gorman, Charlie Hunnam, Robert Kazinsky, Rinko Kikuchi, Max Martini and Ron Perlman. 131 minutes. Colour. / As a prelude to their colonization of Earth, Aliens from another Dimension have ...

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. ...



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