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Rage

Videogame (2011). id Software (id). Designed by Tim Willits. Platforms: PS3, Win, XB360 (2011); rev vt Rage: Campaign Edition Mac (2012). / Rage is a First Person Shooter in which much of the player's time is spent racing and fighting from ramshackle vehicles; the game's world is often reminiscent of that depicted in Mad Max 2 (1981). There are many sly references to other games and game creators, including Fallout (1997), Wasteland (1988) and Warren Spector (designer of Deus Ex), as well ...

Jupiter Ascending

Film (2015). Warner Bros/Village Roadshow Pictures/Dune Entertainment. Directed and written by Andy (now Lilly) Wachowski and Lana Wachowski. Cast includes Sean Bean, Douglas Booth, Mila Kunis, Tuppence Middleton, Eddie Redmayne, Channing Tatum. 127 minutes. Colour. / As well as an abundance of pleasurable visuals, and a sense that some of the shout-outs to both written and filmed sf are meant to draw a smile, there are moments in Jupiter Ascending when its makers seem to be aware of the ...

Pierre, DBC

Pseudonym of Australian author Peter Finlay (1961-    ), the initials of whose pseudonym stand for Dirty But Clean, a reference to the author's adventurous but troubled early life; these early experiences are surreally unpacked in his first novel, Vernon God Little: A 21st Century Comedy in the Presence of Death (2003), a gonzo Bildungsroman which gestures at the fantastic. Conjoined twins in an almost Near Future, culturally voided London grapple with a savagely privatized ...

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

US tv series (1993-1997). December 3rd Productions/Warner Bros. Developed for television by Deborah Joy LeVine. Executive producers David Jacobs, Robert Singer; co-executive producers Deborah Joy LeVine, Jim Crocker; coproduced by Philip J Sgriucia, Jim Michaels, John McNamara; supervising producers Randall Zisk, Tony Blake & Paul Jackson. Writers include Crocker, Bryce Zabel, Robert Killebrew, Thania St John, Dan Levine. Directors include Zisk, Gene Reynolds, Mark Sobel, Robert Singer, ...

de Camp, L Sprague

(1907-2000) US author, married from 1939 until her death early in 2000 to Catherine Adelaide Crook (see Catherine Crook de Camp), who collaborated on a number of his books, sometimes without printed credit, though always freely acknowledged by de Camp; though she was always actively involved in his career, the two were increasingly seen after about 1960 to be genuine collaborators. De Camp was educated at the California Institute of Technology, where he studied aeronautical engineering, and at ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...



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