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Badham, John

(1939-    ) US film-maker who showed a penchant for sf as far back as his early television work on Rod Serling's Night Gallery (1970-1972), for which he directed adaptations of stories by Basil Copper ("Camera Obscura") and Fritz Leiber ("The Girl with the Hungry Eyes"). For the portmanteau television film Three Faces of Love he directed Kurt Vonnegut Jr's "Epicac", a forerunner of Badham's big-screen involvement with Computers and Robots which develop human characteristics. ...

Regina, Ivan Carlos

(1953-    ) Brazilian author of short experimental sf. His first professionally published story was "Pode acontecer com você na noite de Natal" ["It May Happen to You on Christmas Eve"], in Gumercindo Rocha Dorea's original anthology Enquanto houver Natal ... ["As Long as There Is Christmas ..."] (anth 1989). / In 1988 Regina published his "Manifesto Antropofágico da Ficção Científica Brasileira" ["Brazilian Science Fiction Cannibal ...

Czech and Slovak SF

In Czechoslovakia there are two main groups, the Czechs and the Slovaks, speaking different languages. Sf is written in both. / The history of Czech sf begins in the nineteenth century, with the first true sf work probably being Zivot na Měsíci ["Life on the Moon"] (1881) by Karel Pleskač. Also of interest are some of the works of the famous mainstream author Svatopluk Čech; for example, Hanuman (1884; trans W W Strickland 1894), depicting a civil war between two ...

Murray, Kate

(?   -?   ) UK author of The Blue Star (1907), featuring the Invention of an electrical device capable of transferring vital energy from one body to another. [JC]

Cult Times

UK oversized Media Magazine printed on high-quality paper. Publisher: Visual Imagination Limited. Editors: unknown. 159 issues 1998 to 2008, plus at least three Special Editions. The schedule was generally monthly. / One of several companion titles to Starburst and TV Zone, Cult Times resembled these stablemates with, perhaps, a slightly greater emphasis on US productions. Contents included news, reviews of then-current programmes, interviews, and UK Television listings, plus advertisements ...

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 November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...

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