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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1. Film (1956). Allied Artists. Produced by Walter Wanger. Directed by Don Siegel. Written by Daniel Mainwaring, Sam Peckinpah (uncredited), based on The Body Snatchers (10-24 December 1954 Collier's Weekly; 1955; vt Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1973; rev 1978) by Jack Finney. Cast includes King Donovan, Carolyn Jones, Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter. 80 minutes. Black and ...

Miracle Mile

Film (1988). Hemdale Film, Miracle Mile Productions. Written and directed by Steve De Jarnatt. Cast includes John Agar, Denise Crosby, Anthony Edwards, Lou Hancock, Mykelti Williamson and Mare Winningham. 87 minutes. Colour. / Miracle Mile was shot on location in the 1980s Miracle Mile district of Los Angeles (see California), and covers a period of twenty-four hours in the lives of visitor Harry Warshello (Edwards) and resident Julie Peters ...

van Vogt, A E

(1912-2000) Canadian author, in the US from November 1944, when he was welcomed to California by the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society and made regular appearances at its meetings (see Fandom). He was born Alfred Vogt and legally changed this to Alfred Elton van Vogt during the process of applying for American citizenship in 1945. Van Vogt had not left his native land until his early thirties, and it is ...

Elliott, Elton T

(1956-    ) US author, editor, reviewer and publisher whose solo sf debut was "Lighting Candles on the River Styx" (March 1991 Amazing). His early novel-length work appeared in the 1980s in collaboration with Richard E Geis, under the pseudonym Richard Elliott (whom see for discussion of these books). Written in collaboration with Doug Odell, Elliott's Prince of Europe ...

Heming, Jack

(1899-1987) UK author of a Lost Race tale, The Lost World of the Colorado (1940), whose young protagonists discover, on a high plateau, Monsters who display a weird caprice of Evolution: each of them combining the features of two real species. [JC]

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...

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