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Chikyū Bōeigun

Film (1957; vt The Mysterians; vt Earth Defense Force). Toho/MGM. Directed by Ishirō Honda. Written by Takeshi Kimura, based on a story by Jojiro Okami. Cast includes Akihiko Hirata, Kenji Sahara and Yumi Shirakawa. 89 minutes. Colour. / This Japanese sf Pulp epic is about Alien invaders, their own planet destroyed by nuclear Holocaust, who land in Japan seeking women for breeding ...

Rae, Shana

(?   -    ) US author of a Near Future Sex novel, Open Legs (1977). [JC]

Palahniuk, Chuck

Working name of Charles Michael Palahniuk (1962-    ), US author of transgressive fiction and Satire, some of whose works apply genre devices disruptive to the mundane modern world in which they are ostensibly set (see Equipoise). A graduate from the University of Oregon School of Journalism, Palahniuk found success with Fight Club: A Novel (1996), one of several works lampooning ...


UK tv series (1970-1973). Century 21 Pictures Ltd Production/ITC. Created Gerry and Sylvia Anderson with Reg Hill. Executive producer Gerry Anderson. Produced by Reg Hill. Script editor Tony Barwick. Directors included Anderson, David Tomblin, Alan Perry, Dave Lane, Ken Turner. Writers included Barwick, Tomblin. Special effects Derek Meddings. 26 50-minute episodes. Colour. / Before this series the Andersons had been best known for their sf ...

Quiet Earth, The

Film (1985). Cinepro/Pillsbury. Directed by Geoffrey Murphy. Written by Bill Baer, Bruno Lawrence, Sam Pillsbury, based on The Quiet Earth (1981) by Craig Harrison. Cast includes Bruno Lawrence, Alison Routledge and Peter Smith. 91 minutes. Colour. / This New Zealand film tells of a scientific/metaphysical Disaster, perhaps consequent upon a secret project in energy transmission, in which all people ...

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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