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Blue Thunder

Film (1983). Rastar/Gordon Carroll Productions. Directed John Badham. Written by Dan O'Bannon, Don Jakoby. Cast includes Candy Clark, Malcolm McDowell, Warren Oates, Roy Scheider and Daniel Stern. 110 minutes. Colour. / Borderline sf set in a very Near-Future Los Angeles, Blue Thunder tells the story of Murphy (Scheider), a helicopter-based police officer, asked to try out a new supercopter: it can see through walls, fire missiles, fly at 200 knots and hear conversations from far away. ...

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Film (2004). Focus Features presents an Anonymous Content production in association with This is That. Directed by Michel Gondry. Written by Charlie Kaufman; story by Kaufman, Gondry, & Pierre Bismuth. Cast includes Jim Carrey, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Wilkinson, Kate Winslet and Elijah Wood. 108 minutes. Colour. / Joel Barish (Carrey) character discovers that his girlfriend Clementine Kruczynski (Winslet) has had her memories of him erased by a company offering a targeted ...

Jonny Quest

1. Animated tv series (1964-1965; vt The Adventures of Jonny Quest). Hanna-Barbera Productions/Screen Gems/Warner Brothers Television for ABC-TV. Created and designed by Doug Wildey. Directed by William Hanna, Joseph Barbera. Writers included Walter Black, Joanna Lee, Wildey, Herbert Finn, and Alex Lovy. Cast includes Danny Bravo, Cathy Lewis, Tim Matheson, Don Messick, Vic Perrin, Mike Road and John Stephenson. 26 25-minute episodes. Colour. / Eleven-year-old Jonathan "Jonny" Quest ...

Womack, Marian

(1975-    ) Spanish translator, editor and author, now mostly resident in the UK; she writes in both Spanish and English, her first work of genre interest being "Nox Una" in Aquelarre (anth 2010) edited by Pablo Mazo Agüero and Antonio Rómar; in her own translation, "Nox Una" was included in The Silent Garden: A Journal of Esoteric Fabulism (anth 2018) edited anonymously. Her earlier work – the stories assembled as Lost Objects (coll 2018) and her first ...

Nonstop Magazine

US Semiprozine published and edited by K J Cypret from New York, with Luis Ortiz as art director. It only saw three printed issues, all far apart, Winter 1993, Winter 1995 and Spring 1997. The first two were letter-size and the third review size, with a title change to Nonstop Science Fiction Magazine; the never-completed fourth issue was released in digital (PDF) form only in October 2013, along with digital reissues of the first three. Nonstop was anarchic in form, design and content and, ...

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 the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...



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