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Maxwell, Everina

(?   -    ) UK author whose first novel, The Course of Honor (2017 ebook; rev vt Winter's Orbit 2021), is a Space Opera where individual planets are bunched into local empires which have themselves been coordinated into a defensive network known as the Resolution. At the verge of a renewal of this network, marital upsets, and some gender insecurities (see Sex), threaten the dynasty that governs the provincial Empire of Iskat (see Planetary Romance). ...

Miss Kuroitsu from the Monster Development Department

Japanese Anime tv series (2022). Original title Kaijin Kaihatsubu no Kuroitsu-san; vt Kuroitsu-san in the Superhuman Research & Development Department. Quad. Based on the Manga by Hiroaki Mizusaki. Directed by Hisashi Saitō. Written by Katsuhiko Takayam. Voice cast includes Satomi Amano, Tetsu Inada, Kaori Maeda, M.A.O. (Mao Ichimichi), Takuma Terashima and Yūichirō Umehara. Twelve 24-minute episodes. Colour. / Secret Society: Agastia, led by the Superpowered Lady Akashic ...

Charly

Film (1968). Selmur and Robertson Associates. Directed by Ralph Nelson. Written by Stirling Silliphant, based on Flowers for Algernon (April 1959 F&SF; exp 1966) by Daniel Keyes. Cast includes Claire Bloom, Cliff Robertson, Lilia Skala and Dick van Patten. 106 minutes. Colour. / The first screen adaptation of Flowers for Algernon was The Two Worlds of Charlie Gordon (1961), a Television movie based on the original novella "Flowers for Algernon" (April 1959 F&SF) and starring Cliff ...

Braine, Robert D

(1861-1943) US musician and author of Messages from Mars by the Aid of the Telescope Plant (1892), in which a shipwrecked sailor, finding the eponymous plant on the mysterious Pacific Island of Roxana, is seized by the natives, who transport him to a Lost World where they demonstrate to him the use of the plant to maintain Communications with Mars. The civilization inhabiting Mars, which is described at length, is a technocratic, socialistic, peaceful Utopia; the contrasts with contemporary ...

Truman Show, The

Film (1998). Paramount Pictures presents a Scott Rudin production. Directed by Peter Weir. Written by Andrew Niccol. Cast includes Jim Carrey, Noah Emmerich, Ed Harris, Laura Linney and Natascha McElhone. 103 minutes. Colour. / Truman Burbank (Carrey) discovers that his entire life has been lived in a 24/7 reality television show, and that his idyllic Florida community is a vast enclosed soundstage in which everyone else is an actor. / Niccol's original, notably darker draft was set in ...

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 November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...



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