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Neilson, Keith

(1935-    ) US academic of importance in the field of sf and fantasy scholarship for editing (anonymously: both books were created under the umbrella editorship of Frank N Magill) the Survey of Science Fiction Literature [for subtitle see Checklist] (anth 1979 5vols) and the Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature (anth 1983 5vols); the first contains 500 and the second about 500 essays, averaging some 2000 words, on ...

Coma

Film (1978). MGM. Directed by Michael Crichton. Written by Crichton, based on Coma (1977) by Robin Cook. Cast includes Genevieve Bujold, Michael Douglas, Rip Torn and Richard Widmark. 113 minutes. Colour. / Crichton's most commercially successful film, Coma is a present-day thriller with one sf element: the use of hospital patients, deliberately put into irreversible coma by using poisoned ...

Hunt, Samantha

(1971-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Famous Men" in Trampoline (anth 2003) edited by Kelly Link. Of sf interest is The Invention of Everything Else (2008), whose chambermaid protagonist meets Nikola Tesla in New York, where he was living in seclusion in the Hotel New Yorker in January 1943, at the very end of his long life; he tells her his life story, ...

Fate of the World

Videogame (2011). Red Redemption (RR). Designed by Gobion Rowlands, Ian Roberts, Amy O'Neil. Platforms: Mac, Win (2011); rev vt Fate of the World: Tipping Point (2012). / Fate of the World is an Independent Game, created in the UK, which simulates the effects – physical, economic and political – of Climate Change. Its design is essentially ...

American Fantasy

US letter-size saddle-stapled weird fiction magazine. Publishers: Nancy and Robert Garcia. Editor: Robert Garcia (series one); Robert and Nancy Garcia (series two). Five issues, May 1982 to Winter 1988. Publication was roughly quarterly. / This well-produced Semiprozine had two incarnations, the first comprising two quarterly issues in 1982 with critical material on Fantasy and Horror fiction, with ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos ...



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