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Hatch, Gerald

Pseudonym of US fan and author Dave Foley (1932-1963), whose sf novel, The Day the Earth Froze (1963), was one of a series published by Monarch Books on similar themes, including Charles L Fontenay's The Day the Oceans Overflowed (1964) and Christopher Anvil's The Day the Machines Stopped (1964). [JC]

Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart

US animated tv series (2014; 2017; 2019-current). Cartoon Network Studios/Titmouse, Inc. Created by Parker Simmons. Executive producers include Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski and Parker Simmons. Directed by Michael Moloney. Writers include Phil Ahn, Allison Craig, Akira Mark Fujita Nathanael H. Jones, Griffith Kimmins, Alexandria Kwan, Nora Meek, Emily Oetzell and Chris Ybarra. Voice cast includes Julian Barratt, Griffith Kimmins, Lika Leong, Christopher McCulloch, Parker Simmons. 40 ...

Beason, Doug

(1953-    ) US author and officer in the USAF with a PhD in physics who began publishing sf with "The Man I'll Never Be" for Amazing in May 1987. Return to Honor (1989), Assault on Alpha Base (1990) and Strike Eagle (1991) are Technothrillers, but Lifeline (1990) with Kevin J Anderson is of sf interest, and marked both writers as names to watch. Further novels with Anderson (whom see for further details of both books), The Trinity Paradox (1991) and Assemblers of Infinity ...

At the Earth's Core

Film (1976). Amicus/AIP. Directed by Kevin Connor. Written by Milton Subotsky, based on At the Earth's Core (4-25 April 1914 All-Story Weekly; 1922) by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Cast includes Peter Cushing, Doug McClure and Caroline Munro. 89 minutes. Colour. / The success of Amicus's The Land that Time Forgot (also based on a Burroughs novel) inspired the making of this lightweight film, in which genially routine adventures take place inside a vast cavern visited by a hero and a scientist in a ...

Alien: Covenant

Film (2017). 20th Century Fox presents a Brandywine Productions, TSG Entertainment and Scott Free Productions film. Directed by Ridley Scott. Written by Michael Green, Dante Harper, John Logan, Dan O'Bannon, Jack Paglen and Ronald Shusett. Cast includes Billy Crudup, Michael Fassbender, Danny McBride and Katherine Waterston. 122 minutes. Colour. / A Spaceship containing a skeleton crew, one thousand human embryos and two thousand colonists held in Cryonic suspension is tricked into ...

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 November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...

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