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I Am Number Four

Film (2011). DreamWorks SKG and Reliance Big Entertainment present a Bay Films production. Directed by D J Caruso. Written by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar and Marti Noxon, based on the novel by Pittacus Lore. Cast includes Dianna Agron, Callan McAuliffe, Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer and Alex Pettyfer. 109 minutes. Colour. / Optioned with impetuous haste on the basis of an in-progress draft of the novel and rushed into accelerated production in alliance with Michael Bay, this was an ...

Mark V Ziesing

US Small Press. Mark V Ziesing was the direct successor to Ziesing Brothers, which booksellers Michael Ziesing (1946-    ) and his brother Mark V Ziesing (1953-    ) had founded in Willimantic, Connecticut, initially to publish poetry, but which then produced two books by Gene Wolfe: The Castle of the Otter (coll 1982) and The Wolfe Archipelago (coll 1983). After this Michael became inactive, and the firm became Mark V Ziesing. Further books by Wolfe ...

Sky Crawlers

Japanese animated film (2008). Production I.G, Polygon Pictures. Directed by Mamoru Oshii. Written by Chihiro Itō. Cast includes Ryō Kase, Rinko Kikuchi, Chiaki Kuriyama and Shōsuke Tanihara. 122 minutes. Colour. / In a world at peace, humanity's belligerent instincts find an outlet in a televised aerial Future War managed by competing private corporations (see Games and Sports). The pilots in the conflict are "Kildren", human Clones who can be swiftly replaced with ...

Prophecy

Film (1979). Paramount. Directed by John Frankenheimer. Written by David Seltzer. Cast includes Armand Assante, Richard A Dysart, Robert Foxworth and Talia Shire. 102 minutes. Colour. / A mercuric fungicide used by a Maine pulp-mill under the directorship of Bethel Isely (Dysart) has mutagenic effects, bringing Minimata disease and miscarriages to the local Native Americans – who are led by John Hawks (Assante) – and creating gigantism among the area's wildlife (see Great and ...

Gaspar, Enrique

(1842-1902) Spanish diplomat, playwright and author, initially of zarzuelas, comic operettas with spoken dialogue in the French manner. He is of sf interest for the book-length "El anacronópete" (in Novelas, coll 1887; trans Yolanda Molina-Gavilán and Andrea Bell as The Time Ship: A Chrononautical Journey 2012) which, although it is not the first text to posit something like Time Travel, seems to be the first to describe a Time Machine – an elaborate hermetically sealed ark ...

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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