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River, Uncle

Pseudonym of US author Stephen Kaufman (1947-    ), relatively little of whose copious output is of direct sf interest – though his first novel, Thunder Mountain (1996), which is Equipoisal between sf and a regional New-Mexico-style magic realism, interestingly opposes the underlying mythopoeic dream-vision truths of the land itself – a government-sustained enclave of only apparently autonomous life in the West of ...

Near Dark

Film (1987). F/M and Near Dark Joint Venture. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Written by Kathryn Bigelow and Eric Red. Cast includes Jenette Goldstein, Lance Henriksen, Joshua John Miller, Adrian Pasdar, Bill Paxton, Tim Thomerson and Jenny Wright. 94 minutes. Colour. / In a small town at night in the deepest Oklahoma, young Caleb Colton (Pasdar) picks up the extremely attractive Mae (Wright), amiably expecting sex; but she is undead and bites his neck, turning him into a starter ...

Dixon, Dougal

(1947-    ) UK geologist, palaeontologist and author whose After Man: A Zoology of the Future (1981) provides a quasifactual view of a Far-Future Earth in which Homo sapiens, having exhausted the planet and become extinct, gives way (in a fashion reminiscent of the work of Olaf Stapledon) to succeeding forms of life adapted by Evolution to new-found ...

Halpern, Marty

(?   -    ) US editor of several genre Anthologies, beginning with The Silver Gryphon (anth 2003) with Gary Turner. Further titles are Witpunk: Stories with Attitude (anth 2003) with Claude Lalumière, the Fermi Paradox-themed Is Anybody Out There? (anth 2010) with Nick Gevers, ...

Beyond Good & Evil

Videogame (2003). Ubisoft. Designed by Michel Ancel. Platforms: PS2 (2003); GC, XBox (2004); Win (2006); PS3, XB360 (2011). / Beyond Good & Evil is an action Adventure, displayed in a third person three-dimensional view. It is set on Hillys, a colony planet inhabited by humans and anthropomorphic aliens. Hillys is beautiful and peaceful, a harmonious world where even the criminals are ...

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 ...

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