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FEAR: First Encounter Assault Recon

Videogame (2005). Monolith Productions (MP). Designed by Craig Hubbard. Platforms: Win (2005); XB360 (2006); PS3 (2007). / FEAR is a First Person Shooter which merges the psychological horror of the Japanese film Ring (1998) with the kinetic violence of John Woo's Hong Kong action film Hard Boiled (1992). The player character is a new ...

Bramwell, James

(1911-1995) UK playwright, teacher and author, who also wrote as by James Byrom; his Utopia, Going West (1935), is set on a Mediterranean Island newly created by a deity disgruntled with humanity's record and prospects; the story, uneasily Equipoised between genres, ends in disaster, and the Brave New World – William Shakespeare's The Tempest ...

Skyworlds

US Digest-size reprint magazine, subtitled "Classics in Science Fiction" on #1, thereafter "Marvels in Science Fiction". Four issues November 1977 to August 1978, published by Humorama Inc, New York, one of the imprints managed by Abraham Goodman primarily for pin-up magazines; edited by Jeff Stevens (uncredited). Skyworlds reprinted mostly from Marvel Science Stories of 1950-1952, material badly dated by the 1970s ...

Blue Planet

Role Playing Game (1997). Biohazard Games. Designed by Jeffrey Barber, Greg Benage, John Snead, Jason Werner. / Life in Blue Planet is hard, fast and amphibious. The game is set in the twenty-second century, on a waterworld named Poseidon, reached through a Wormhole discovered beyond Pluto which permits Faster Than Light travel to only one extrasolar system. Poseidon was ...

Werewolf, The

Film (1956). Clover Productions. Produced by Sam Katzman. Directed by Fred F Sears. Narrated by Sears. Cast includes Joyce Holden (Amy), S John Launer, George Lynn, Don Megowan, Steven Ritch and Eleanore Tanin. 79 minutes. Black and white. / Unscrupulous Scientists Dr Emery Forrest (Launer) and Dr Morgan Chambers (Lynn) have been secretly working on a serum meant to immunize humans against radiation poisoning in case the ...

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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