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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 ...

Outer Space Monsters

Letter-size saddle-stapled Cinema magazine printed on a mix of newsprint and glossy paper. Published by Condor Books. Editor: Timothy Green Beckley. One issue only, February 1990. / This publication consists mostly of black and white photographs from various Horror and sf films, such as The Abyss (1989) and Strange Invaders (1983), by not ...

Schuster, Michael

(?   -    ) Austrian author to date exclusively associated with the Star Trek universe as an author of Ties, beginning with "The Future Begins" with Steve Mollmann in What's Past (anth 2006) edited by its various contributors; his first full novel, Star Trek: A Choice of Catastrophes (2010) with Steve ...

Brown, Harrison

(1917-1986) US scientist and author whose nonfiction The Challenge of Man's Future (1954) combines demographical, ecological and energy concerns in a pioneering work of great admonitory influence. His sf novel, The Cassiopeia Affair (1968) with Chloe Zerwick, treats fictionally the same problems through a story about a possibly bogus message from the stars that may keep mankind from destroying itself in a terminal conflagration. ...

Bérard, Cyprien

(?   -?   ) French journalist and author of whom little is known, beyond his opportunistic rehash of John Polidori' s The Vampyre (1819), initially thought to have been written by Lord Byron, the real life model who most resembled its protagonist, and the fact that he has sometimes been confused with Charles Nodier. Lord Ruthwen ou Les Vampires ...

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 a long sf-tinged poem, "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly); he only began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and sf proper with ...



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