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Deadly Bees, The

Film (1967). Amicus Productions. Directed by Freddie Francis. Produced by Max J Rosenberg and Milton Subotsky. Written by Robert Bloch and Anthony Marriott, loosely (see below) based on A Taste for Honey (1941; vt A Taste for Murder 1955) by Gerald Heard, credited as H F Heard. Cast includes Guy Doleman, Catherine Finn, Frank Finlay and Suzanna Leigh. 83 minutes. Colour. / An unnamed London ministry department receives letters from a beekeeper claiming that he has developed a strain of ...

Hiller, Neil W

(1947-1989) US author of some works of sf interest, all in collaboration with his wife, B B Hiller, who see for details. [JC]

Forrester, John

Pseudonym of US author Luke Wallin (1943-    ) whose work under his own name is either nonfantastic or nonfiction. He is of sf interest for the Young Adult Bestiary Trilogy beginning with Bestiary Mountain (1985), set partly on the Moon, a Dystopian state governed by a puritanical cadre, and partly in Ruined Earth venues. The young protagonists – most of the action focuses on twins, who are Telepathic – escape from their lunar domain, which includes at least one ...

Lin Yutang

Working name of Chinese-US author, essayist and academic Lin Yü-t'ang (1895-1976), his most important scholarly achievement (in strong contrast to his many volumes of popularized wisdom) being the Chinese-English Dictionary of Modern Usage (1972). In his one sf novel, The Unexpected Island (1955; vt Looking Beyond 1955), refugees from several world Holocausts establish a conservative Ruined Earth Utopia on an isolated Island. [JC]

Foundation: The Review of Science Fiction

UK semi-Academic Journal, published by the Science Fiction Foundation of North East London Polytechnic (now known as the University of East London) from March 1972, and more recently, since 1993 when the SFF moved, of the University of Liverpool. Current, nominally three issues a year. #1-#4 edited by Charles Barren, #5-#13 edited by Peter Nicholls, #14-#19 edited by Malcolm Edwards, #20-#36 edited by David Pringle, #37-#83 edited by Edward James, #84-#100 edited by Farah Mendlesohn – the ...

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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