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Lodge, Mrs

(?   -?   ) UK author of A Son of the Gods (1898), a Lost Race tale set in the mysterious Middle Eastern city of Elhazaar, where a civilization of fire-worshippers is discovered. [JC]

Miracle Mile

Film (1988). Hemdale Film, Miracle Mile Productions. Written and directed by Steve De Jarnatt. Cast includes John Agar, Denise Crosby, Anthony Edwards, Lou Hancock, Mykelti Williamson and Mare Winningham. 87 minutes. Colour. / Miracle Mile was shot on location in the 1980s Miracle Mile district of Los Angeles (see California), and covers a period of twenty-four hours in the lives of visitor Harry Warshello (Edwards) and resident Julie Peters (Winningham), who meet at the La Brea Tar Pits ...

Percival, Dr

Pseudonym of the unidentified author (?   -?   ) of The Flaming Sword: Being an Account of the Extraordinary Adventures and Discoveries of Dr Percival in the Wilds of Africa, Written by Himself (1894), a Lost World tale in which the narrator, who is not quick witted, discovers and combats mammoths and other creatures typical of Prehistoric SF, working out finally that he may have blundered into the Garden of Eden. [JC]

Moores, George

(?   -?   ) UK author of The British Empire in 1950: A Peep into the Future (1931 chap), a lightly fictionalized Future History in which it is assumed (World War Two not here being predicted) that the British Empire survives. [JC]

Scientifiction [fanzine]

1. UK Fanzine published by Walter Gillings from Ilford, Essex, subtitled "The British Fantasy Review". Seven issues, January 1937 to March 1938. Typeset; 5½ x 8½ in. / Scientifiction is sometimes misnamed The British Scientifiction Fantasy Review owing to a front-cover design conceit that wrapped the subtitle around the larger print of the main title; the subtitle appears below on the title page and internal running heads read "Scientifiction" only. The contents comprised sf- ...

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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