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Land of the Giants

US tv series (1968-1970). An Irwin Allen Production for Twentieth Century Fox TV/ABC. Created by Irwin Allen, also executive producer. Writers included Bob and Esther Mitchell, Bob and Wanda Duncan, Richard Shapiro, Dan Ullman, William Welch. Directors included Harry Harris, Nathan Juran, Sobey Martin, Irwin Allen (1st episode only). Regular cast Gary Conway, Kurt Kasznar, Don Marshall, Heather Young, Don Matheson, Deanna Lund, Stefan Arngrim. Special effects L B Abbott, Art Cruickshank, Emil ...

Schutz, J W

(1912-1984) US author, mostly of short stories, and diplomat who graduated in science and later from the US Counter-Insurgency School. He was in his fifties when – to give himself something to do while stationed in West Africa – he began writing sf, with "Maiden Voyage" for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in March 1965. His two Space Operas for Robert Hale Limited are People of the Rings (1975), whose titular rings are those of Saturn (see Outer Planets), and The Moon ...

Rochelle, Warren

(1954-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "A Peaceful Heart" in Aboriginal Science Fiction for May-June 1989; the Changeling sequence, beginning with Harvest of Changelings (2007), is fantasy. Of sf interest is The Wild Boy (2001), an Invasion tale in which spacefaring Extraterrestrials turn Earth in a kind of planetary Zoo as the first stage in their plans to Uplift Homo sapiens into emotional maturity: defined in terms of the domesticated ...

Illustrated Man, The

Film (1968). SKM Productions/Warner-Seven Arts. Directed by Jack Smight. Written by Howard B Kreitsek, based on The Illustrated Man (coll 1951) by Ray Bradbury. Cast includes Claire Bloom, Robert Drivas, Don Dubbins, Jason Evers and Rod Steiger. 103 minutes. Colour. / Ray Bradbury's idea of a man (here Steiger) whose various tattoos each represent a different tale did not completely work as an afterthought framework to link the stories of his collection, and it is even less successful in ...

Gregg Press

US publisher of reprints in hardcover, a subsidiary of G K Hall & Co. The Gregg Press Science Fiction Reprint Series, edited by David G Hartwell with Lloyd W Currey as associate editor, included a variety of novels and collections dating from the eighteenth century until recent times. Among them were several new volumes, including Alyx (coll 1976; vt The Adventures of Alyx 1985) by Joanna Russ. Gregg Press also published books of critical material about sf drawn from such academic journals ...

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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