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Wilson, Theodora Wilson

(1865-1941) UK teacher and author, active in the latter capacity from about 1900. She was born a Quaker, and with the onset of World War One returned to that faith. Of interest is The Last Weapon: A Vision (1916), in which sf and fantasy modes intermix: the eponymous Weapon, known as Hellite, is capable of destroying anything it touches. Perhaps in order to make use of it as a doomsday device, the man responsible for its Invention threatens to pass the formula on to the enemy, clearly Germany. ...

Dark Angel

US tv series (2000-2002). 20th Century Fox Television and Cameron/Eglee Productions for Fox. Created by James Cameron and Charles H Eglee. Produced by Cameron, Eglee, and René Echevarria. Writers include Cameron, Eglee, Echvarria, Jose Molina, Moira Kirland, David Zabel, and Michael Angeli. Directors include Cameron, David Nutter, Jeff Woolnough, and Thomas J Wright. Cast includes Jessica Alba as Max Guevara, Michael Weatherly as Logan Cale, John Savage as Donald Lydecker, Valerie Rae ...

Churchill, Caryl

(1938-    ) UK playwright, active and prolific from 1958, around forty of whose plays have been professionally presented on Radio, Television and the stage (see Theatre). Though much of her work, as typical in the Theatre, makes metaphorized use of fantasy topoi, several of her many dramas can be experienced in terms of literal Fantastika. Moving Clocks Go Slow (performed 1975) is set in the Near Future, after decades of Ecological degradation has caused worldwide ...

Morte Viene dal Pianeta Aytin, La

["Death Comes from Planet Aytin"] Film (1967; vt I Diavoli della Spazio; vt The Snow Devils; vt Space Devils). Mercury Film International/Southern Cross Productions. Directed by Antonio Margheriti credited as Anthony Dawson. Written by Margheriti, Renato Moretti, Ivan Reiner, and Charles Sinclair (uncredited), based on a story by Moretti, Reiner, and Audrey Wisberg (uncredited). Cast includes Renato Baldini, Wilbert Bradley, Ombretta Colli, Enzo Fiermonte, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Goffredo Unger ...

Grant, Anthony

Possible pseudonym of UK author Marion Stapylton Pares (1914-2004); author of a routine sf adventure for Robert Hale Limited, The Mutant (1980). She is also credited with a number of nonfiction titles as by Judith Campbell. [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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