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Savages

Film (1972). Ivory-Merchant Productions in association with Angelika Films, US. Directed by James Ivory. Produced by Ismail Merchant. Written by George Swift Trow and Michael O'Donohue from an idea by Ivory. Cast includes Susan Blakely, Thayer David, Anne Francine, Salome Jens, Asha Puthli, Lewis J Stadlen (credited as Lewis Stadlen), Russ Thacker and Ultra Violet. 106 minutes. Black and white/sepia-toned/colour. / A primitive tribe of "Mud ...

Downing, Paula E

Working name of US attorney, municipal judge and author Paula Elaine Downing King (1951-2017), who wrote also as Paula King and under the pseudonyms P K McAllister and Diana Marcellas; she was formerly married to and divorced from T Jackson King. Downing began publishing work of genre interest with "Loni's Promise" for Discoveries in 1989. Her first novel, Mad Roy's Light (1990) as Paula King, is an sf adventure featuring a human woman who ...

Montgomery, R A

(1936-2014) US editor and author who also wrote as by Robert Mountain, first known for his contributions to the Choose Your Own Adventure sequence of non-computer-based Hypertext tales for the Young Adult market [see Checklist]; as an editor at Vermont Crossroads Press he published the first volume by Edward Packard under the series title ...

de Chomón, Segundo

(1871-1929) Spanish/Catalan (see Catalan SF) silent film director, cinematographer and writer who worked on many films (see Cinema) for the French film company Pathé Frères. Whilst in Spain he made Gulliver en el país de los gigantes (1903; vt Gulliver in the Land of Giants) – not to be confused with Georges Méliès's ...

Schwarz-Bart, Simone

(1938-    ) French-born author, in Guadeloupe from infancy, married to André Schwarz-Bart; of sf interest is Ti Jean L'horizon (1979; trans Barbara Bray as Between Two Worlds 1981), an Equipoisal tale tracing the life of a folk hero in mythological and sf terms; the great cloud that darkens Guadeloupe may be deemed allegorical of white ...

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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