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Corman, Roger

(1926-2024) US film-maker, a number of whose films are sf. Born in Los Angeles, he graduated in engineering from Stanford University in 1947, and spent a period in the US Navy and a term at Oxford University before going to Hollywood, where he began to write screenplays; his first sale was Highway Dragnet (1954), a picture he coproduced. He soon formed his own company and launched his spectacularly low-budget career. From 1956 he was regularly associated with ...

Rocketeer, The

Film (1991; vt The Adventures of the Rocketeer). Walt Disney (see The Walt Disney Company). Directed by Joe Johnston. Written by Danny Bilson, Paul DeMeo. Cast includes Alan Arkin, Bill Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Timothy Dalton and Paul Sorvino. 108 minutes. Colour. Based on The Rocketeer (1982-1995), a Comic created by Dave Stevens (1955-2008). / This enjoyable big-budget ...

Baerlein, Anthony

(1912-1941) UK author whose sf novel, Daze, the Magician (1936), features crimes committed by the eponymous "magician" through the use of Matter Transmission. As a wartime airman he was killed, officially "in action", in a training flight crash. [JC/MA]

Adderley, James

(1861-1942) UK minister, amateur actor, social reformist and author, of whose novels Behold the Days Come: A Fancy in Christian Politics (1907) generates, through Near Future debates between Christians and Socialists, a unified Christian Socialism central to the shaping of a better world, whose beginnings are depicted through a Utopian vision of the English Garden City. [JC]

Woolverton, Linda

(1952-    ) US screenwriter, playwright and author, very much best known for scripting Disney films like Beauty and the Beast (1991) directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise, The Lion King (1994) directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, Maleficent (2014) directed by Robert Stromberg, and others. After some theatrical experience, her first novel, which is of sf interest, was the Young Adult ...

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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