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Corman, Roger

(1926-2024) US film-maker, a number of whose films are sf. Born in Los Angeles, he graduated in engineering from Stanford University in 1947, and spent a period in the US Navy and a term at Oxford University before going to Hollywood, where he began to write screenplays; his first sale was Highway Dragnet (1954), a picture he coproduced. He soon formed his own company and launched his spectacularly low-budget career. From 1956 he was regularly associated with ...

Malec, Alexander

(1929-2014) US author, variously employed, who began publishing sf with "Project Inhumane" for The Colorado Quarterly in Spring 1964. Extrapolasis (coll 1967) assembles much of his sometimes awkward but frequently sharply pointed work, which was restricted to short stories, only one of which – "10.01 A. M." (March 1966 Analog), a Near Future tale about ...

Doroga k Zvezdam

Russian documentary film (1957; vt Road to the Stars). Leningrad Popular Science Film Studio. Directed by Pavel Klushantsev. Written by Boris Lyapunov and Vasili Solovyov. Cast includes Georgi Solovyov and other unidentified actors. 52 minutes. Colour. / This documentary begins with an extended look at the life of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (Solovyov), explaining how this visionary Scientist first devised ...

Schweitzer, Darrell

(1952-    ) US critic, editor, bookseller and author who was early active in sf Fandom, publishing some amateur fiction, though his first professional story of genre interest was "Come to Mother" for Weirdbook #4 in 1971, but who has spent his energies very variously for many years, coming initially to notice with a series of critical studies [they are broken down in the Checklist below] including Lovecraft in the Cinema (1975 ...

Crimson Skies

Miniature models based Wargame (1998). FASA. Designed by Jordan Weisman, Dave McCoy, Michael A Stackpole. / Crimson Skies uses miniature models to represent small scale aerial battles, using a simple, streamlined rules system. It is set in an Alternate History version of the 1930s in which the USA has fragmented into a multitude of independent nations. In this history ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...



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