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Moore, Stuart

(?   -    ) UK author of two Ties to the Wargame Dark Future, Dark Future: American Meat (2005) and Dark Future: Reality Bites (2006). He also novelized the film John Carter (2012). The Zodiac Legacy trilogy with Stan Lee, opening with Convergence (2015) is Superhero fantasy for Young Adults, featuring Superpowers linked to the Supernatural Creatures of the Chinese zodiac. [JC]

Wilson, Robert Charles

(1953-    ) US-born author, in Canada from 1962, who began to publish sf with "Equinocturne" for Analog in February 1975 as by Bob Chuck Wilson, though he did not make a significant impact on the field until the 1980s. It was then that he began to publish his polished and inventive novels, which from the first tend to posit an emotion-drenched binary between the mundane world and a better or more intense or intriguingly more alive otherworld, which may be defined in sf ...

Catalan SF

Catalan is not just the language of Catalonia, but a language shared with other areas of Spain, France, and even Italy. Catalan is also the official language of Andorra, the small country set in the middle of the Pyrenees. Most Catalan speakers are bilingual, with Catalan being used as a first language by fewer than half of them. There is a certainly very solid literary tradition in Catalan, which includes a long list of sf works – among them an indispensable masterpiece, Manuel de ...

Tetsuo

Film (1989; vt Tetsuo: The Iron Man) Produced, directed, written, art directed, special effects, co-photographed by Shinya Tsukamoto, who also plays one of the two leading roles; also starring Tomorah Taguchi and Kei Fujiwara. 67 minutes. Black and white. / A metal fetishist (Tsukamoto) is hurt in a hit and run car accident; the driver of the car, a conservative office worker (Taguchi), notices a metal splinter growing out of his cheek the next day. As time passes his body metamorphoses ...

Ross, Raymond J

(?   -    ) UK author of One Hundred Miles Above Earth (1981), a Near Future space adventure for Robert Hale Limited. [JC]

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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