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Space School

UK tv serial (1956). Produced by Kevin Sheldon. Written by Gordon Ford. Cast includes David Drummond, Matthew Lane, Donald McCorkindale, John Stuart and Julie Webb. Four 25-minute episodes. Black and white. / The producer of this Children's SF serial was also behind such earlier British sf serials as The Lost Planet (1954). In Space School, a group of children live in an artificial satellite while their father spends his time surveying the moons of Mars for possible landing sites. The model ...

Chronicle [film]

Film (2012). Twentieth Century Fox presents a Davis Entertainment Company production. Directed by Josh Trank. Written by Trank with Max Landis. Cast includes Dane DeHaan, Michael B Jordan, Michael Kelly, Ashley Hinshaw, Bo Petersen and Alex Russell. 89 minutes. Colour. / Three teenagers develop Telekinesis after touching a meteorite. / "I bought a camera and I'm filming everything from here on out." / Rarely has the association between Superpowers and adolescent disturbance been so ...

Lambert, Joan Dahr

(?   -    ) US author of the Young Adult novel, Circles of Stone (1997), which is Prehistoric SF, one of its serial protagonists (all of them healers named Zena) living over a million years ago in the Great Rift Valley in Africa (see Origin of Man); the second Zena, similarly empowered and forthright, lives a quarter of a million years ago; the third around 30,000 BCE, when patriarchal invaders destroy the flourishing, millennia-old matriarchy (see Feminism). ...

Hoover, Thomas

(1941-    ) US author in whose Technothriller, Project Daedalus (1991), the Soviet military and the Japanese Yakuza plot to rule the world; but a superplane stands in the way. [JC]

Torgersen, Brad R

(1974-    ) US healthcare computer technician and author who, after a least one student publication at the beginning of the twenty-first century, began to release work of genre interest with "Extanastasis" in L Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XXVI (anth 2010) edited by K D Wentworth. Most of his work can be described as adventure-oriented Hard SF, with stories appearing frequently in Analog; a considerable proportion of his output has been assembled in ...

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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