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Kainen, Ray

Usual pseudonym of US author Ray Kainulainen (?   -    ), who also published his erotic sf (see Sex) as by Ray Kalnen. His work – all of it released within a four-year period – was sharply told and occasionally witty, as in the fantasticated parody of Terry Southern's Candy (1964) in A Sea of Thighs (1968), or per the punning title of his last novel, ...

Tomorrow, When the War Began

Film (2010). OmniLab and Screen Australia in association with Paramount Pictures present an Ambience Entertainment production. Written and directed by Stuart Beattie. Based on Tomorrow, When the War Began (1993) by John Marsden. Cast includes Deniz Akdeniz, Ashleigh Cummings, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Lincoln Lewis, Chris Pang, Andy Ryan, Caitlin Stasey and Phoebe Tonkin. 103 minutes. Colour. / Seven teenagers return from a bush weekend to find ...

Pielke, Robert G

(1942-    ) US author of A New Birth of Freedom: The Visitor (2010), an Alternate History tale designed to begin a series centring on the American Civil War. [JC]

Beatty, Paul

(1962-    ) US poet and author whose fictions comprise a deeply Satirical and hilarious anatomy of "Post-Racial America", a land where DWB (Driving While Black) is not a technical offense. The astronomically popular poet who narrates The White Boy Shuffle (1996) – his first collection, Watermelanin, has sold 126,000,000 copies – copes with an absurd but recognizable California (his ...

Martian Chronicles, The

US tv miniseries (1980). NBC TV. Directed by Michael Anderson. Teleplay Richard Matheson, based on The Martian Chronicles (coll of linked stories 1950; rev vt The Silver Locusts 1951) by Ray Bradbury. Cast includes Rock Hudson, Gayle Hunnicutt, Roddy McDowall, Darren McGavin, Bernadette Peters, Nyree Dawn Porter, Joyce van Patten and Fritz Weaver. Three ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...

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