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Until the End of the World

Film (1991; director's cut 2015). Argos Films, Road Movies Filmproduktion, Village Roadshow Picture, Warner Bros, Wim Wenders Stiftung. Directed by Wim Wenders. Written by Peter Carey, Solveig Dommartin and Wenders. Cast (both versions) includes Lois Chiles, Ernie Dingo, Solveig Dommartin, Eddie Mitchell, Jeanne Moreau, William Hurt, Kuniko Miyake, Sam Neill, Chishū Ryū, Rüdiger Vogler and Max Von Sydow. 1991 version 158 minutes; 2015 ...


Letter-size saddle-stapled Television magazine printed on a mix of newsprint and middle-grade paper. HSJ Publications. Editor: Robert Strauss. Possibly sixteen issues on a quarterly schedule, 1984 to 1989. / One of the very few publications devoted to Fantasy and science fiction television programmes, this title is now largely forgotten but served an important purpose in the years before the Internet. Television episode guides were ...

Robot Carnival

Japanese animated film (1987). Original title Robotto Kānibaru. A.P.P.P. Directors and writers are named below. Voice cast includes James R Bowers, Junko Machida and Kohji Moritsugu. 90 minutes. Colour. / An anthology of sf shorts featuring Robots, eight in all (nine if the linked opening and closing segments are counted separately). Only two stories have dialogue. / Opening directed by Katsuhiro ...

Powys, John Cowper

(1872-1963) UK author, resident for much of his career in the USA, though he returned to Wales in the 1930s, active from around 1896 until a year or so before his death; the first half century of his career as a novelist was mostly devoted to tales in which civilization, out of touch with the mythopoeic nature of reality, conspicuously lacks an understanding of the primacy of Sex in true Religion. They are of some interest where they enter ...

Gary, Romain

Primary pseudonym of Lithuanian diplomat, military officer and author Roman Kacew (1914-1980), primarily in France from 1928, a French citizen from 1935. During his life he had presented various versions of his family background, giving (as an example) his surname as Kacewgari and his birthplace as Tiflis, Georgia; it is not known how seriously he mean any of these personal histories. He began to call himself Romain Gary in 1940, just before his World War Two ...

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. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for ...

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