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Lorraine, Lilith

One of at least five pseudonyms of Mary Maude Wright (née Dunn) (1894-1967), US poet, editor, radio lecturer and author, who regularly published sf in the 1930s Pulp magazines. The Brain of the Planet (1929 chap), from Hugo Gernsback's Science Fiction Series, portrays a Feminist Utopia founded after a socialist revolution has released women from the necessity of marriage (see Economics); in similar vein is her "Into the 28th Century" (Winter 1930 Science Wonder Quarterly), a narrative ...


Film (1970; vt Big Foot). Ellman Film Enterprises. Produced by Anthony Cardoza. Directed by Robert F Slatzer. Written by Slatzer from an original story by Slatzer and James Gordon White. Cast includes John Carradine, Lindsay Crosby, Judy Jordan, Joi Lansing, Christopher Mitchum and John Mitchum. 84 minutes. Colour. / Near a small town in northern California, Rick (Christopher Mitchum) and his girlfriend Chris (Jordan) briefly encounter a motorcycle gang led by Wheels (Crosby) on their way ...

Hollow, The

Canadian animated tv series (2018-2020). Slap Happy Cartoons. Creators and Executive Producers Josh Mepham, Kathy Antonsen Rocchio, Greg Sullivan and Vito Viscomi. Directed by Josh Mepham and Greg Sullivan. Writers include Whitney Ralls, Laura Sreebny, Steve Sullivan and Vito Viscomi. Voice cast includes Ashleigh Ball, Connor Parnall and Adrian Petriw. Twenty 24-minute episodes. Colour. / Three teenagers awaken in a room with Amnesia due to a Memory Edit. In their pockets are name cards: ...

Android [film]

Film (1982). New World. Directed by Aaron Lipstadt. Written by James Reigle and Opper, based on a story by Will Reigle. Cast includes Crofton Hardester, Brie Howard, Klaus Kinski, Don Opper and Norbert Weisser. 80 minutes. Colour. / The co-scriptwriter, Don Opper, plays Max, the innocent Android (part flesh, part metal) who does imitations of James Stewart and works for mad Dr Daniel (Kinski) in a space laboratory, soon invaded by three criminals. He experiences Sex ("Max, you're a doll!"), ...

Newton, Alex

(?   -?   ) UK author of an sf novel, Posterity: Its Verdicts and its Methods; Or, Democracy A D 2010 (London: Williams and Norgate, 1897) anonymous, a Sleeper Awakes tale whose protagonist discovers the Utopian world of 2010, which has evolved on lines described by Edward Bellamy in Looking Backward (1888). Much of the text is given over to discussion. [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. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...

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