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Film (1976). Cinepix/Dibar Syndicate/Canadian Film Development Corp. Written and directed by David Cronenberg. Cast includes Marilyn Chambers, Patricia Gage, Susan Roman, Howard Ryshpan and Joe Silver. 91 minutes. Colour. / In this Canadian film from David Cronenberg an experimental skin graft on an accident victim (hardcore porn star Marilyn Chambers) turns her into the carrier of a rabies-like disease which induces homicidal mania in its victims; the disease is spread by means of a ...

Cunningham, Beall

Working name of Dorothy Beall Cunningham (?   -    ), author of Wide White Page (1936), a tale featuring a modern Utopia founded in the Antarctic. Cunningham also published at least one nonfantastic novel under her full name. [DRL]

Terrill, Rogers

(1900-1963) House editor with Popular Publications who at various periods between 1933 and the early 1940s was editor-in-chief of the following Popular magazines: Dr Yen Sin, Dusty Ayres and His Battle Birds, G-8 and His Battle Aces, The Mysterious Wu Fang, The Octopus, Operator #5, The Scorpion and The Spider. [DRL]

Jordan, G P

(?   -    ) Author (perhaps Canadian) of work for Young Adult readers; as Godfrey P Jordan he has written nonfiction for this market on Baseball. Of sf interest is the MicroKidz Mystery Adventures series opening with The Cagey Bee Byte (1984? or reissue); as indicated by the series title, the action deals with issues of Crime and Punishment involving Computers; sf devices include a form of mechanized Telepathy. Also sf is the Starr Family Adventures sequence ...

Woods, Lawrence

Pseudonym used on a number of SF Magazine stories by Donald A Wollheim in 1941 only: two solo tales, "Strange Return" (February 1941 Stirring Science Stories) and "A Million Years and a Day" (August 1941 Future); two with Robert A W Lowndes, "Black Flames" (April 1941 Stirring Science Stories; vt "The Thought Monsters", June 1941 Uncanny Tales, as by Wollheim alone) and "The Colossus of Maia" (July 1941 Cosmic Stories); and one with John B Michel, "Earth Does Not Reply" (Summer 1941 Science ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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