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Land Unknown, The

Film (1957). Universal-International. Produced by William Alland. Directed by Virgil W Vogel. Written by Laszlo Gorog, William N Robson from a story by Charles Palmer. Cast includes Henry Brandon, Phil Harvey, Douglas Kennedy (Captain Burnham), Jock Mahoney, William Reynolds (Lt Jack Carmen) and Shawn Smith. 78 minutes. Black and white. / A US Navy expedition to Antarctica sets off to explore the warm-water lakes discovered in the late 1940s. Traveling by helicopter, Commander Harold ...

Artemis 81

Made-for-tv film (1981). BBC TV. Directed by Alastair Reid. Written by David Rudkin. Cast includes Hywel Bennett, Roland Curram, Dan O'Herlihy, Ian Redford, Dinah Stabb, Sting and Margaret Whiting. 181 minutes. Colour. / On another planet, the Manichean Alien angels Asrael (Curram) and Helith (Sting) vie over the fate of the human race. Evil Asrael travels to Earth and forces the cursed organist Albrecht von Drachenfels (O'Herlihy) to distribute pieces of a ...

Satterfield, Charles

Pseudonym used on four magazine stories by Frederik Pohl, 1954-1959, the first being a collaboration with Lester del Rey. [JC]

Dell, Berenice V

(?   -?   ) US author of one registered book, The Silent Voice (1925), an anti-Feminist Utopia, set four millennia hence, after huge upheavals due to war and other Disasters, America is an Archipelago surrounded by the risen seas. In the south, a land ruled by "mongrel" women (they have interbred with other races; see ...

Alguire, Judith

(1946-    ) Canadian author of Young Adult fiction; of sf interest is Zeta Base (1991), in which an ancient wise scientist finds her warnings about the instability of the Sun dangerously disregarded. [JC]

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 a long sf-tinged poem, "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly); he only began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and sf proper with ...

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