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Invisible Man, The

1. Film (1933). Universal. Directed by James Whale. Cast includes with small roles for Walter Brennan, John Carradine, E E Clive, William Harrigan, Una O'Connor, Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart and Henry Travers. Written by R C Sherriff and Philip Wylie, based on The Invisible Man (1897) by H G Wells. 71 minutes. Black and white. / As in ...

Nomad Soul, The

Videogame (1999; vt Omikron: The Nomad Soul in the US). Quantic Dream. Designed by David Cage. Platforms: Win (1999), DC (2000). / The Nomad Soul is a Science and Sorcery action-Adventure, set in a Parallel World which fuses a somewhat routine Cyberpunk background with ritual magic and ...

Anderson, Poul

(1926-2001) US author born in Pennsylvania of Scandinavian parents; he lived in Denmark briefly before the outbreak of World War Two. In 1948 he gained a degree in physics from the University of Minnesota. His knowledge of Scandinavian languages and literature and his scientific literacy fed each other fruitfully through a long and successful career, during which he gained for overall achievement the SFWA Grand Master Award in 1978; he was inducted ...

Wallace, John

(1892-1968) Australian author of Invasion (1940), a very Near Future tale about the danger of Invasion facing Australia. [JC]

Ringo, John

(1963-    ) US author almost exclusively known for his Military SF, though he has in fact written some other sf and fantasy. He began his career with the first of the Posleen sequence, A Hymn Before Battle (2000), in which a Near Future Earth is informed by representatives of something like a benevolent Galactic Empire that an inimical ...

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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