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US tv series (1983). 20th century Fox Television/Glen A Larson Productions for NBC-TV US, BBC 1 TV UK (1984). Created by Glen A Larson. Produced by Donald R Boyle and Larson. Directors include Charles Ball, Daniel Haller, and Russ Mayberry. Writers include Michael Beck, Broyle, Sam Egan, and Paul Mason. Special Effects by Stan Winston. Narrator. Cast includes Melody Anderson, William Conrad (narrator), Simon MacCorkindale, Michael D Roberts. One ...

Jetée, La

French film (1962; vt The Jetty; vt The Pier). Argos/Arcturus Films. Produced, written and directed by Chris Marker. Cast includes Hélène Chatelain, Davos Hanich, Jacques Ledoux and with voice-over narration by Jean Negroni. 29 minutes. Black and white. / La Jetée was made in 1962 and was soon widely seen on the festival circuit, winning awards before its notional April 1964 release ...

Winters, Ben H

(1976-    ) US playwright, journalist and author whose first books – including The Jewish Comedy Thesaurus: 3,102 Quips, Quotes, and Kvetches (2007) and the Worst-Case Scenario series of spoofs with David Borgenicht and Robin Epstein – were comic nonfiction. He is of sf interest for two series. His contributions to his publisher's Quirk Classics sequence are Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters (2009) with Jane Austen ...

Omega Science Digest

Australian popular-science magazine, A4-size, publishing an average of two sf stories per issue; 37 bimonthly issues January/February 1981 to January/February 1987, edited by Philip Gore. The parent magazine was the US Science Digest, discontinued at around the same time. Though unexceptional as a science magazine, Omega Science Digest was, with a circulation around 35,000, for six years the most important publisher of Australian short sf, printing 78 stories by Australian ...

Grautoff, Ferdinand Heinrich

(1871-1935) German historian, newspaper editor and author, known in English for two pseudonymous works of fiction. In "1906" – Der Zusammenbruch der alten Welt (1905; trans G Herring as Armageddon 190- 1907) as by Seestern, the USA instigates a Future War with Germany which is catastrophic for Europe but beneficial for Russia and the USA. Bansai! (1908; trans anon as Banzai! ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos ...

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