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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 ...

Everett, Percival

(1956-    ) US academic and author, active from the early 1960s, whose novels variously and imaginatively press against mimetic readings; though most are nonfantastic, there is a sense that many of them pan the water margins of Fantastika. There are several novels of sf interest. In Zulus (1990), a Near Future tale set after the end of a nuclear World War Three, ...

Science Fiction Hall of Fame

A life achievement honour (see Awards) inaugurated in 1996 by the Kansas City SF and Fantasy Society and the J Wayne and Elsie M Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas, as the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame, with both sf and fantasy authors eligible. Initially four authors were inducted each year, two posthumously. After the 2004 inductions the Hall of Fame was transferred to the Seattle-based Science Fiction Museum and ...

Moebius Trip

US Fanzine (1969-1980) edited from Peoria, Illinois by Edward C Connor. 28 issues from 1960 to July 1980, issues #17-#28 (including the double issue #23/#24) being retitled S.F. Echo or Moebius Trip Library's S.F. Echo for Connor's much earlier fanzine Science Fiction Echo, launched June 1942. Moebius Trip was a substantial, duplicated fanzine, unusually bound in paperback book format rather than in standard US quarto size. Contents were ...

Space Truckers

Film (1996). Goldcrest Films International, Peter Newman Productions and InterAL. Produced and directed by Stuart Gordon. Written by Gordon and Ted Mann. Cast includes Barbara Crampton, Charles Dance, Stephen Dorff, Olwen Fouéré, Dennis Hopper, Tim Loane, Debi Mazar, Shane Rimmer and George Wendt. 95 minutes. Colour. / Ramshackle mises en scene, some garish over-acting, a careless handling of the underlying dynamic of conflict ...

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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