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Race for the Moon

US Comic (1958). Harvey Comics. Three issues. Artists include Jack Kirby and Bob Powell. Some scripts by Jack Kirby. Each issue has four comic strips, plus some one-page fiction and non-fiction strips and texts. / Issue #1 opens with a non-fiction one-pager responding to the USSR's launch of Sputnik the year before: "U.S. scientists, it is claimed, are able now to send a rocket crashing into the Moon." The first story ...

Ridgway, Jim

(1948-    ) UK psychologist and computer systems analyst, currently a professor emeritus at Durham University School of Education, who with Michele Benjamin edited the instructive reprint Anthology PsiFi: Psychological Theories and Science Fictions (anth 1987), featuring stories by Thomas M Disch, Robert A Heinlein, Keith ...

Cat-Women of the Moon

Film (1953; vt Rocket to the Moon). Z-M Productions. Directed by Arthur Hilton. Writers Jack Rabin and Al Zimbalist (story); Roy Hamilton (screenplay). Cast includes Victor Jory, Sonny Tufts and Marie Windsor. 64 minutes. Black-and-white. / Pioneering astronauts led by captain Laird Grainger (Tufts) land on the far side of the Moon, whereupon they promptly discover a cave with a breathable atmosphere and a civilization of beautiful, seductive women ...

Byoreseo on Geudae

["You Who Came From the Stars"] South Korean Television series (2013-2014; vt My Love from the Star). SBS. Directed by Jang Tae-yu. Written by Park Ji-eun. Cast includes Park Hae-jin, Yoo In-na, Jun Ji-hyun and Kim Soo-hyun. 21 episodes. Colour. / Crashlanding on Earth in the year 1609, the Alien Do Min-joon waits in vain for a means of escaping. With a human form that is permanently ...

Reynolds, Mack

Working name of US author Dallas McCord Reynolds (1917-1983), who began writing work of genre interest with "Isolationist" for Fantastic Adventures in April 1950. He occasionally used the pseudonyms Clark Collins, Guy McCord, Mark Mallory and Dallas Ross; he wrote two Gothics as Maxine Reynolds and one other non-sf book as Todd Harding. Some of his early work was with Fredric Brown, including a Joe Mauser story, ...

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. He began to publish work of genre interest with an sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" in Triquarterly for Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959]; he began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and later in ...



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