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Tilton, Lois

(1946-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "In the Service of Evil" in Bringing Down the Moon: 15 Tales of Fantasy and Terror (anth 1985) edited by Jani Anderson; most of her subsequent work has been fantasy or horror, though some of her short stories are sf, like "Pericles the Tyrant" (October 2005 Asimov's), an Alternate History which won a 2005 Sidewise Award. Tilton's first novel, Vampire Winter (1990), carries her narrative of Vampire life ...

Cher, Marie

Working name of author Marie Scherr (1865-?   ), whose nationality has not been securely identified; she may have been French. Her maiden name is recorded as being Schvarzberg, and she published at least one book in France in the late nineteenth century. Her later works all seem to have been written in English. The Immortal Gymnasts (1915) is a Fantasy of Manners setting figures from the Commedia dell'Arte into the contemporary world [for Commedia dell'Arte and Fantasy of Manners ...

Cold Equations, The

Made-for-tv film (1996). USA Pictures/Alliance Communications Corporation/Chanticleer Films. Produced by Yoram Barzilai and Jana Sue Memel. Directed by Peter Geiger. Written by Stephen Berger, Geiger and Norman Plotkin, based on "The Cold Equations" (August 1954 Astounding) by Tom Godwin. Cast includes Billy Campbell (as Bill Campbell), Poppy Montgomery and William R Moses. 92 minutes. Colour. / Sometime in the future, Lieutenant John Barton (Campbell) is piloting a rescue mission to a ...

Iron Man 3

Film (2013). Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures and DMG Entertainment present a Marvel Studios production. Directed by Shane Black. Written by Black & Drew Pearce, based on the Lee/Kirby/Lieber/Heck comic. Cast includes Don Cheadle, Robert Downey Jr, Jon Favreau, Rebecca Hall, Ben Kingsley, Gwyneth Paltrow and Guy Pearce. 130 minutes. Colour, 3D (converted). / While suffering post-traumatic stress following the events of The Avengers (2012), Tony Stark is drawn into a ...

Watson, Aaron

(1850-1926) UK journalist and author, active from the earl 1870s; he is of sf interest for For Lust of Gold [for subtitle see Checklist below] (1 November 1888-16 February 1889 The Shields Daily Gazette; 1892), a Lost Race tale, set in Elizabethan times, which describes the discovery of the hidden City of Manoa, where treasure is found but discord mounts. [JC]

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, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...

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