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Movie Club

US letter-size saddle-stapled Media Magazine. Publisher: Movie Club Incorporated. Editors: Don Dohler and Don Leifert. ?12 issues published on an erratic schedule, 1993 to 1997. / Though other genres were covered, much of Movie Club's content was devoted to Horror and sf films including The Black Scorpion (1957), The ...

Munroe, Randall

(1984-    ) US online Comics writer and artist with a degree in physics, formerly a NASA roboticist. He is best known for his xkcd webcomic, published since September 2005, which despite the limitations of stick-figure artwork has gained great popularity among sf fandom and the broader "geek culture" for its witty, original, Internet-savvy approach to Physics, ...

Wells, Robison

(1978-    ) US author whose Young Adult Variant sequence comprising Variant (2011) and Feedback (2012), set initially in a highschool that turns out to be a coercive Keep whose students/inmates are forced to enter into actions and conflicts whose entailments loosely evoke Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game (1985); in the second volume, ...

Incident at Raven's Gate

Film (1988; vt Encounter at Raven's Gate). Hemdale. Directed by Rolf de Heer. Written by Marc Rosenberg, de Heer. Cast includes Vince Gil, Celin Griffen, Saturday Rosenberg, Ritchie Singer and Steven Vidler. 89 minutes. Colour. / Australian cinema has produced a number of under-appreciated genre items, such as The Last Wave (1977) and Razorback (1984). This is another, a conspiracy-cum-UFO ...

Adams, Henry Cadwallader

(1817-1899) UK minister and author, most of whose fiction was upliftingly composed for boys. His only work of genre interest is Sivan the Sleeper: A Tale of All Time (1861); its eponymous Ancient Egyptian protagonist awakens (see Sleeper Awakes) and views several subsequent eras. [JC]

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. He began to publish work of genre interest with an sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" in Triquarterly for Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959]; he began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and later in ...

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