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Compton, D G

(1930-2023) UK author, born of parents who were both in the theatre; he increasingly lived in the USA after 1981. As Guy Compton, he published some unremarkable detective novels, beginning with Too Many Murderers (1962), and as by Frances Lynch produced some nonfantastic Gothics throughout his career; but soon turned to sf with tales almost always set in the Near Future, and anatomizing moral dilemmas within that arena: the future is very clearly ...

Dr Cyclops

Film (1940). Paramount Pictures. Directed by Ernest B Schoedsack. Produced by Merian C Cooper and Dale Van Every. Written by Tom Kilpatrick. Cast includes Thomas Coley, Albert Dekker, Paul Fix, Charles Halton, Victor Kilian, Janice Logan, Frank Reicher, Frank Yaconelli. Circa 75 minutes. Colour. / The closeness by date to World War Two is deceptive, as Dr Cyclops, filmed in late 1939 for April 1940 ...

Last of Us, The [tv]

US tv series (2023-current). Naughty Dog/Playstation Productions/Government of Alberta. Created, part directed and written by showrunners Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin. Other Season One directors include Ali Abbasi, Peter Hoar, Liza Johnson, Jeremy Webb, Jasmila Zbanic. Based on the Videogame The Last of Us (2013), designed by Druckmann and Bruce Straley. Cast includes Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey (all ten ...

Knausgaard, Karl Ove

(1968-    ) Norwegian author, who does not normally use the Norwegian spelling of his surname, Knausgård, for translated works; best-known for the sustained, multi-volume, dedicatedly nonfantastic, autofictional Min kamp ["My Struggle", echoing Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf (1925)] sequence beginning with Om høsten (2015; trans Martin Aitken as Autumn 2017) [the sequence is not included in ...

Siegel, Richard

(1955-2018) US illustrator, Comics artist, filmmaker and author whose one sf novel is Alien Plague (1979) as by Stephard Noir, in which a medical Disaster is sourced to the Outer Planets. Under his own name, he is best known for an sf Satire framed as a photo-documentary, ...

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, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. ...

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