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Nations, Opal L

(1941-    ) UK-born author, in Canada for many years, active from the end of the 1960s and beginning to publish work of genre interest with "Juan Fortune" for New Worlds in January 1969. The first of his many 1970s volumes (all short) was Hummi Ground (Part One) (1971 chap). Three of the physically more substantial titles from this period are: 10 Pieces from "The Opal Land of the Angels" (coll 1971 chap), which contains stories whose incessant surrealism incorporates sf ...


German Print Magazine published in English and described as "The Magazine of International Science Fiction". It was edited by Ronald M Hahn, Olaf G Hilscher and Michael K Iwoleit and was an offshoot of their German magazine Nova (see Germany). It survived for just one issue, Spring 2005, and ceased due to poor sales. A neat, perfect-bound review-size edition of 204 pages, the magazine presented stories from ten countries: Argentina, Brazil, China, Croatia, England, Germany, India, Israel, Italy ...

Beemish, Cragg

Almost certainly the pseudonym of an unidentified UK author (?   -    ), responsible under this name for Worlds Away! (1953), a Space Opera in which the crew of the first Space Flight are assaulted by an Alien race based on the Sun, which ages them rapidly. [JC]

Yates, Frances A

(1899-1981) UK academic and author, active from the mid-1920s, associated with the Warburg Institute from 1941 until her death. Her influence on sf has been indirect, though her ideas and discoveries have had a pervasive influence on authors of Fantastika in general, notably including John Crowley and Gene Wolfe (see Memory). Beginning with her first full-length publication, John Florio: The Life of an Italian in Shakespeare's England (1934), she engaged in revelatory explorations of figures ...

Only Lovers Left Alive

Film (2013). Recorded Picture Company,/Pandora Filmproduktion,/Snow Wolf Produktion. Directed by Jim Jarmusch. Written by Jim Jarmusch. Cast includes Tom Hiddleston, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton and Mia Wasikowska. 123 minutes. Colour. / The protagonists' names, Adam and Eve, augur ill. Adam (Hiddleston) and Eve (Swinton) are Vampire lovers who have enjoyed a sophisticated but intermittent intimacy for centuries Immortality, and are now having to face the Dystopian world of the twenty-first ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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