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Maciste e la Regina di Samar

Film (1964; vt Hercules against the Moon Men US; Maciste contre les hommes de pierre France). Nike Cinematografica/Comptoir Français de Productions Cinématographiques. Directed by Giacomo Gentilomo. Written by Arpad DeRiso and Nino Scolaro; story by DeRiso, Scolaro, Gentilomo, and Angelo Sangermano. Cast includes Sergio Ciani (billed as "Alan Steel"), Jany Clair, Delia d'Alberti, Jean-Pierre Honoré and Anna Maria Polani. 90 minutes. Colour. / In the ...

Hervey, Maurice H

(circa 1854-?   ) UK journalist and author active at the end of the nineteenth century. The protagonist of his sf novel, David Dimsdale, M.D.: A Story of Past and Future (1897), awakens in 1920 (see Sleeper Awakes) to find ubiquitous electrical advances plus the daughter of the woman he'd loved in 1895. He ends up marrying the daughter. [JC]


Film (1987; vt The Veldt). Uzbekfilm. Directed by Nazim Tulyakhodzhaev. Written by Tulyakhodzhaev, based on stories by Ray Bradbury. Cast includes Igor Beliayev, Georgy Gegechkori and Nelly Pshonnaya. 90 minutes. Colour. / The second attempt by a talented Uzbek director to transfer the mood of Bradbury's Gothic prose onto the screen proved not so successful as the first, the short animated movie ...

Galaxy Online

A website, based in Westlake Village, California, which went live as a pilot on 1 January 2000 and was planned by founder Douglas E Conway as "the largest science-fiction and science-fact-related Interactive Online Network in the universe." The backbone of the website was Galaxy Pictures which, according to the press release, had already amassed "the largest library in the world of science-fiction and science-related shows for internet broadcast." Conway based the website on ...


Scottish Amateur Magazine in A4 format, published and edited by Gary Gibson, Glasgow; four issues, [Spring] 1992 to Summer 1994. It called itself the "slipstream journal", the first magazine to outwardly do so, and though it sought to focus on Slipstream SF in its fiction – of which it only ran one or two stories per issue – most of its nonfiction features were rather more central to ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for ...

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