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Fifth Element, The

Film (1997). Gaumont. Directed by Luc Besson. Costumes by Jean-Paul Gaultier. Written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen. Cast includes Maïwenn Besco, Ian Holm, Mila Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Chris Tucker and Bruce Willis. 126 minutes. Colour. / 1914. An archaeologist discovers strange hieroglyphs in a hidden Egyptian tomb. Deciphered, they indicate that the Underground chamber has for almost 5000 years concealed a great Weapon consisting of four stones that manifest the normal four ...

Castle of Frankenstein

US letter-size saddle-stapled Media Magazine printed on newsprint. Published by Gothic Castle Publishing Company Incorporated. Editors included Calvin T Beck, Larry Ivie and Bhob Stewart. 25 issues 1962 to 1975 plus one Annual edition. Publication, though nominally quarterly, was very erratic. / This is widely considered the best of the US Monster Movies magazines, eclipsing Famous Monsters of Filmland. It offered a more mature look at the field than any of its competitors. Books and Comics ...

Ō-Atari Sora no Entaku

["The Plane Cabby's Lucky Day"] Animated film (1932 Japan). Marvel Graph, Kyōryoku Eiga-sha. Directed by Teizō Katō. 10 minutes. Black and white. / In the future year of 1980, mankind dwells "in the sky" (actually in skyscrapers) and the land has been ceded to talking animals (see Uplift). A human cabby on a long fare is forced to stop in the clouds to repair his plane, where one of the local birds informs him of a nearby Island possessing rich treasure. / With its ...

Kastel, Warren

Ziff-Davis House Name used on magazine stories by Chester S Geier and possibly others 1948-1950, and by Robert Silverberg in 1957. According to Geier, "Kastel" began as a pseudonym which he used for collaborations with his friend William L Hamling. [JC/MA] links / Internet Speculative Fiction Database

Allatini, Rose Laure

(1890-1980) Austrian-born author, in UK from 1911 or earlier, who also published as by Eunice Buckley, A T Fitzroy, Mrs Cyril Scott and Lucian Wainwright. Though her identity was not revealed at this point, she gained some vicarious notoriety for her novel Despised and Rejected (1918) as by A T Fitzroy, which was successfully prosecuted for its sympathetic presentation of a homosexual conscientious objector in World War One, a totally unacceptable mix of transgressions as far as the diseased ...

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, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...



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