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Rodriguez, Robert

(1968-    ) US filmmaker who has repeatedly straddled sf boundaries with other genres: Horror in The Faculty (1998), which draws on and quotes Robert A Heinlein's The Puppet Masters (1951); 1970s exploitation cinema plus Zombies and Monster Movie tropes in ...

Vivenair, Monsieur

Pseudonym of the unidentified UK author (?   -?   ) of A Journey Lately Performed through the Air, in an Aerostatic Globe [for full title see Checklist below] (1784 chap), a Proto-Sf Fantastic Voyage by Balloon to the planet Georgium Sidus, which is the name originally given on its 1781 discovery to Uranus (see ...

Homunculus

Serial film (1916; vt Homunculus der Führer). Deutsche Bioscop. Directed by Otto Rippert. Script by Otto and Robert Neuss, based on a story by Robert Reinert. Cast includes Olaf Fønss and Friedrich Kühne. Six episodes; total length 401 minutes. Black and white. / This six-part silent German serial, the most popular of the World War One period, tells of an artificial man created by a scientist (Kühne) who wants to make a perfect creature of pure reason. ...

Newman, Emma

(1976-    ) UK author who also writes as by E J Newman; much of her earlier work has been fantasy, as assembled in From Dark Places (coll 2011), though her first novel 20 Years Later (dated 2012 but 2011), which is sf, begins in a suddenly depopulated very Near Future London that is soon transforms into a Young Adult Dystopia ...

Hyslop, Theo B

(1863-1933) Scots physician, medical superintendent at Bethlem Hospital in London, author of various medical textbooks and of Laputa Revisited by Gulliver Redivivus in 1905 (1905), a Gulliver tale that mildly applies Satire to some turn-of-the-century usual suspects. [JC/SH]

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 ...



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