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Marshak, Sondra

(1942-    ) US author who was associated with Star Trek from the early 1970s into the 1980s, moving from fan activities into Star Trek Ties and commentaries (see Star Trek). Marshak began with Star Trek Lives! (1975) with Jacqueline Lichtenberg and Joan Winston, moving on to Star Trek: The New Voyages (anth 1976) with Myrna Culbreath and its direct sequel, Star Trek: The New Voyages 2 (anth 1978), also with Culbreath, two enthusiastic but patchy compilations of short fiction ...

2009: Lost Memories

Japanese/South Korean film (2002). CJ Entertainment. Directed by Lee Si-myung. Written by Lee Si-myung and Lee sang-hak. Cast includes Jang Dong-gun and Tōru Nakamura. 135 minutes, cut to 114 minutes in some territories. / An Alternate History, Near Future thriller that never quite lives up to the promise of its prologue and opening credits, 2009: Lost Memories posits a world in which the Japanese statesman Itō Hirobumi survives the shooting that should have killed him in 1909. ...

MacGregor, Rob

(1948-    ) US author, married to horror author T J MacGregor (1947-    ); he has concentrated on Ties, most of them for the Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones universe, including Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), a novelization of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989); and the Indiana Jones sequence set mostly in the 1920s, beginning with Indiana Jones and the Peril at Delphi (1989). Two of these – Indiana Jones and the Dance of the ...

Flight of the Navigator

Film (1986). Producers Sales/New Star Entertainment/Walt Disney. Directed by Randal Kleiser. Written by Michael Burton, Matt MacManus, based on a story by Mark H Baker. Cast includes Veronica Cartwright, Joey Cramer, Cliff De Young, Howard Hesseman and Paul Mall. 89 minutes. Colour. / Made for children, this might – one would think – be rather disturbing for them. A 12-year-old (Cramer) returns home after a fall and finds the wrong people living there. The police take him to ...

Brookfield, Arthur Montagu

(1853-1940) UK politician, in Parliament 1885-1902; of his several novels, Simiocracy: A Fragment from Future History (1884) is an sf tale of some interest for its explicit (though negative) assertion of a fictional similitude between colonized peoples and a cultivated society of orang-utans from Borneo (see Apes as Human; Evolution). After their delegates to a Near Future republican Britain are murdered, the citizens of Orani Otani invade successfully, at which point the Satire, which focuses ...

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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