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Del Picchia, Menotti

(1892-1988) Brazilian Recognized for his work as poet, painter, author and member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters, hia participated in Brazil's Modern Art Week in 1922, a movement influenced by the European vanguard in challenging traditional ideas and tastes in art and literature. In 1927, along with Cassiano Ricardo and Plínio Salgado, Del Picchia founded the conservative modernist group known as Verde-Amarelo, which celebrated Brazil's Portuguese ...

Wood, Samuel Andrew

(1887-1966) UK journalist and prolific author, mostly of thrillers, active in the Magazines from about 1911; he wrote four works of some interest, three of them Lost Race tales: The Isle of Forgotten People (1925) as by Thompson Cross, an unusually violent example of this subgenre set in a radium-rich ring of extinct volcanoes in China; Winged Heels (1927), in which a quest for a kidnapped woman leads into ...

Jennings, Phillip C

(1946-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Tadcaster's Doom" for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in May 1986, and who during the next few years published over thirty often pyrotechnical stories, several of which described our solar system dominated by "bugs" – personalities in electronic storage (see Computers; Hive Minds). Some of the ...

Terrornauts, The

Film (1967). Amicus Productions. Directed by Montgomery Tully. Written by John Brunner, based on the novel The Wailing Asteroid (1960) by Murray Leinster. Cast includes Charles Hawtrey, Patricia Hayes, Zena Marshall, Stanley Meadows and Simon Oates. 75 minutes. Colour. / The head of a project to use a radio telescope to listen for signs of intelligent life, Dr Joe Burke (Oates), is rewarded for his ...

Gears of War

Videogame (2006). Epic Games (EG). Designed by Cliff Bleszinski. Platforms: XB360 (2006); Win (2007). / Gears of War is a squad-based Third Person Shooter which shares much with the same developers' earlier First Person Shooter Unreal (1998). The setting is an interstellar colony planet, ravaged by subterranean ...

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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