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Root, Albert

(1891-1990) US poultry farmer and author; his sf novel is Tomorrow's Harvest; or, Death Takes a Holiday (New York: Vantage Press, 1967), described by the author as "God-inspired" (see Religion). [JC/DRL]

Dr Satan

Mexican film (1966). Producciones Espada S. de R.L.. Directed by Miguel Morayta. Written by Sidney T Bruckner, José María and Fernández Unsáin. Cast includes Judith Ruiz Azcarraga, Quintín Bulnes, Joaquín Cordero, Alma Delia Fuentes and José Gálvez. 92 minutes. Black and white. / Scientist Dr Plutarco Aruzamena (Cordero) kidnaps and kills a beggar by injecting them with ...

Spook Louder

Short US film (1943). Columbia Pictures. Directed by Del Lord. Written by Clyde Bruckman. Cast includes Stanley Blystone, Symona Boniface (uncredited), Stanley Brown (uncredited), Heinie Conklin (uncredited), Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Moe Howard, William Kelley (uncredited), Lew Kelly, Theodore Lorch (uncredited), Charles Middleton (uncredited), Shirley Patterson and Helen Servis (uncredited). 17 minutes. Black and white. / In the frame story, "investigator" Dunkfeather (Kelly) ...

Gaida, Davida

(?   -    ) US author of 2084 (1983), a Dystopia set in southern California, where Genetic Engineering has been used to prevent the birth of women; those few who survive are either whores or slaves. The contemporary microbiologist whose research led inadvertently to this world arrives by Time Travel in the midst of ...

Hofstadter, Douglas

(1945-    ) US academic and computer scientist, currently professor of cognitive science at Indiana University, whose massive popular-science book Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid (1979) won a Pulitzer Prize and has influenced sf thinking about Computers and AI. GEB, as it is often abbreviated, explores related Paradoxes of recursion – Hofstadter ...

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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...

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