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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 ...

Moberg, Vilhelm

(1898-1973) Swedish playwright, nonfiction writer and author who published 18 novels, 38 stage or radio plays and 21 nonfiction books, four of them issued posthumously; he is most famous for his historical novels, perhaps primarily for his four-volume series The Emigrants (1949-1959; trans as The Emigrants, Unto a Good Land, The Settlers, and The Last Letter Home 1956-1959), following a group of Swedish ...

Full Throttle

Videogame (1996). LucasArts. Designed by Tim Schafer. Platforms: DOS (1995); Mac (1996); Win (2002). / Full Throttle is a graphical Adventure game with a point and click interface, set in a dark future somewhat reminiscent of Car Wars (1982). The gameplay is a prototype of the approach used in later action Adventures such as ...

Bulis, Christopher

(1956-    ) UK author involved in various projects for the Doctor Who universe, beginning with Doctor Who: The New Adventures: Shadowmind (1994). Writers in these projects are given some leeway to explore their own interests; Bulis, in tales like Doctor Who: The New Adventures: Tempest (1998), shows a clear affinity for intricate puzzle-driven plotting. The Moon's Last Fortress (2013 ebook) is a ...

Pall Mall Magazine

UK general interest magazine owned (until 1912) by William Waldorf Astor (1848-1919), published monthly from May 1893 to December 1912 by George Routledge, and from January 1913 to August 1914 by Iliffe & Sons. It was acquired by William Randolph Hearst's National Magazine Company and saw one more issue in September 1914 before being merged with Nash's Magazine as Nash's and Pall Mall Magazine. Though it retained Pall Mall's volume numbering the magazine was generally ...

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. He began to publish work of genre interest with an sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" in Triquarterly for Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959]; he began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and later in ...



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