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Regina, Ivan Carlos

(1953-    ) Brazilian author of short experimental sf. His first professionally published story was "Pode acontecer com você na noite de Natal" ["It May Happen to You on Christmas Eve"], in Gumercindo Rocha Dorea's original anthology Enquanto houver Natal ... ["As Long as There Is Christmas ..."] (anth 1989). / In 1988 Regina published his "Manifesto Antropofágico da Ficção Científica Brasileira" ["Brazilian Science Fiction Cannibal ...

Stewart, Michael [2]

UK author (1945-    ), most of whose novels are medical thrillers, although Monkey Shines (1983), filmed by George A Romero as Monkey Shines (1988), uses the sf premise that a monkey may have her intelligence successfully augmented through the injection of human genetic material (see Apes as Human); the experiment ends tragically. Other thrillers with sf elements include Far Cry (1984), Blindsight (1987), Prodigy (1988), which also includes elements of occult horror, Grace ...

Humanity Has Declined

Japanese animated tv series (2012). Original title Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita. Based on the Light Novel by Romeo Tanaka. AIC A.S.T.A.. Written by Makoto Uezu. Directed by Seiji Kishi. Voice cast includes Nobuyuki Hiyama, Nana Mizuki, Mai Nakahara and Miyuki Sawashiro. Twelve 24-minute episodes. Colour. / Though remnant populations of humanity survive in scattered rural communities and some infrastructure still exists, Entropy is winning: the last school has recently closed. But another ...

Terrore Nello Spazio

Italian film (1965; vt Planet of the Vampires). Italian International/Castilla Cinematografica/American International Pictures (AIP). Directed by Mario Bava. Written by (English) Louis M Heyward, Ib Melchior; (Italian) Callisto Cosulich, Antonio Roman, Alberto Bevilacqua, Bava, Rafael J Salvia; based on a story by Melchior, based in turn on an Italian story by Renato Pestriniero. Cast includes Angel Aranda, Norma Bengell, Evi Morandi and Barry Sullivan. 86 minutes. Colour. / This ...

Uncanny Tales

1. A US weird-menace Pulp magazine published by Manvis Publications, New York, and edited by Robert O Erisman (uncredited); five issues, April/May 1939 to May 1940. The first issue is volume 2, number 6, because it was a retitling of Star Detective, another weird-menace pulp, which had run from May 1935 to November 1938. It was a companion to Marvel Science Stories, and bore the usual lurid covers showing a young woman being tortured, or worse. Two of the covers had science-fiction features, ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...



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