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Corman, Roger

(1926-2024) US film-maker, a number of whose films are sf. Born in Los Angeles, he graduated in engineering from Stanford University in 1947, and spent a period in the US Navy and a term at Oxford University before going to Hollywood, where he began to write screenplays; his first sale was Highway Dragnet (1954), a picture he coproduced. He soon formed his own company and launched his spectacularly low-budget career. From 1956 he was regularly associated with ...

Alice in Borderland

Japanese Anime OVA series and live action Netflix Television series based on the Manga Alice in Borderland by Haro Aso, whose original title was Imawa no Kuni no Alice. / 1. Japanese Original Video Animation (2014-2015). Silver Link, Connect. Directed by Hideki Tachibana. Written by Ryōsuke Nakamura. Voice cast includes Yoshimasa Hosoya, Maaya ...

Face of Fu Manchu, The

Film (1965). Anglo-Amalgamated. Directed by Don Sharp. Written by Harry Alan Towers, based on the characters created by Sax Rohmer. Cast includes Tsai Chin, Nigel Green, James Robertson Justice, Christopher Lee and Howard Marion-Crawford. 96 minutes. Colour. / The first of a series of films produced by Harry Alan Towers in which Christopher Lee (1922-2015) portrayed the oriental master-fiend, Tsai Chin played Fu's insidious daughter (renamed Lin Tang ...

Greenfield, Irving A

(1928-2020) US academic, playwright and author prolific in various genres; he was first active as an author of pornography, sometimes as by Vin Fields, but later concentrated on expansive historical fantasies. The Waters of Death (1967), Succubus: A Novel of Erotic Possession (1970; vt Succubus 1970 as by Campo Verde) and The Stars Will Judge (1974; vt Star Trial 1977) apply a lush and highly readable psychologizing style to ...

Gee, Henry

(1962-    ) UK palaeontologist and evolutionary biologist who is a senior editor of Nature and introduced the "Futures" columns of sf vignettes in this science magazine. One hundred of these stories are collected as Futures from Nature (anth 2007), edited and introduced by Gee, and a second hundred in Nature Futures 2: Science Fiction from the Leading Science Journal (anth 2014 ebook) edited with Colin Sullivan. ...

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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...

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