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Freeman, Mrs A M

(?   -?   ) US author, active from the 1870s, whose Daughters of Cain in the Land of Nod: A Satirical Romance (1893) is a Lost Race novel in which a matriarchal Utopia, based on strong Feminist arguments, is discovered in Africa. Gender roles are reversed. Religion is deprecated. [JC]

Track of the Moon Beast

Film (1976). Brandon Films/Cinema Shares International Distributors. Produced by Ralph T Desiderio. Directed by Richard Ashe (credited as Dick Ashe). Written by Bill Finger (credited as William Finger), and Charles Sinclair. Makeup by Rick Baker and Joe Blasco. Cast includes Joe Blasco, Chase Cordell (Paul Carlson), Leigh Drake (credited as Donna Leigh Drake), Gregorio Sala and Patrick Wright. 90 minutes, cut to 81 minutes for home video. Colour. / An ...

Infinity [magazine]

UK Media Magazine, current, first issue dated April 2017, letter-sized (A4), stapled, continuously numbered, on slick paper throughout, published monthly. / Infinity is published by Ghoulish Publishing Ltd and has been edited since its launch by Allan Bryce. The magazine does not publish fiction, and concentrates on nostalgic articles about cult Cinema and Television, some genre examples ...

Willett, John

(1932-2001) US author, editor and art critic (for the San Diego Metropolitan 1996-1999), who began to publish genre fiction with the children's fantasy novella The Singer in the Stone (1981 chap), in which a Sleeper Awakes and a future world is changed. Willett is of direct sf interest for Aubade for Gamelon (1984), a somewhat ponderous treatment of the trope of superhuman Mutants who have ...

White, Jay C

Probable pseudonym of an unidentified US author (?   -    ) whose sf novel is A Cup of Life (1962). [JC/DRL]

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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