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Aliens Versus Predator

Videogame (1999). Rebellion. Platforms: Win. / The Aliens Versus Predator franchise began with the 4-issue Comic series Aliens vs. Predator (1990), written by Randy Stradley and published by Dark Horse, which already had licenses to produce Comics based on both Aliens (1986) and Predator (1987). This ...

Invasion, The

Film (2007). Warner Bros, Village Roadshow Pictures, Silver Pictures. Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, additional sequences by James McTeigue (uncredited). Written by David Kajganich, based on The Body Snatchers (10-24 December 1954 Collier's Weekly; 1955; vt Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1973; rev 1978) by Jack Finney; additional material by Lana ...

Minkov, Svetoslav

(1902-1966) Bulgarian author and man of letters, active from 1920 (for contextual comments on his earliest work, see Bulgaria). The sf tales and Fabulations assembled in The Lady with the X-Ray Eyes (coll trans Krassimira Noneva 1965 Bulgaria), which brings together work originally published 1928-1965, are sharp, occasionally didactic, and expose a sometimes insistent irony. This text is not a translation of a 1934 ...

Thomson, Rupert

(1955-    ) UK author, active from around 1987, the abrupt expressionist shiftings of whose novels sometimes allow them to be seen in terms of Fantastika, though this can be a semblance, and an occasional tint of allegory can signal the Mainstream Writer of SF. The infant Moses, protagonist of his first novel, Dreams of Leaving (1987), is floated down a river towards ...

Matthews, Ronald

(1903-1967) UK journalist, noted foreign correspondent, and author of a Dystopia, Red Sky at Night (1951), a Near Future tale in which a leftist tyranny is overthrown by a Roman Catholic crusade. [JC]

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. ...

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