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Gakov, Vladimir

Originally the collective pseudonym of Russian authors Vladimir Gopman, Andrei Gavrilov and Mikhail Kovalchuk (VLADIMIR Gopman, Andrei GAvrilov, and Mikhail KOValchuk). For the purposes of this encyclopedia, for whose second edition he revised or wrote many of the entries on Russian sf, including Russia, this is the pseudonym of Kovalchuk writing solo. Russian critic and editor Mikhail (Andreevich) Kovalchuk (1951-    ) is a trained physicist who began publishing sf ...

Frøisland, Frøis

(1885-1930). Norwegian journalist and author whose Fortaellinger fra fronten: Solidt halvlaeder (coll 1928; trans Nils Flaten as The Man With X-Ray Eyes and Other Stories from the Front 1930) is a volume of tales about World War One, several being sf or Horror, including the title tale, about an American soldier whose war wound activates his x-ray vision. [JC] see also: Norway. /

Korn, M F

(1958-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Trouble with Xenodes" in Weird Stories for January 1989. Though largely inclined toward fantasy and Horror he has written a number of slightly desultory sf stories, most of them assembled in The Spectral Carnival Show and Other Stories (coll 1998; rev vt Aliens, Minibikes and Other Staples of Suburbia 2001) and All the Mutant Trash in All the Galaxies (coll 2003). Of more intense interest is Skimming ...

Dahlan, Sarina

(?   -     ) Thailand-born author, in US from the age of twelve. Her stories, which range over various genres, have been assembled as Shadow-Play: Ten Tales from the In-Between (coll 2018). Her first novel, Reset (2021), unpacks in an abstracted Dystopian world where, every four years, a Memory Edit resets one's memories, in order to remove prejudices.; individualized AI monitors keeps track of one's concerns. The end result, that human beings are ...

Dead Kids

Film (1981; vt Strange Behavior). Endeavour/Bannon Glenn/Hemdale. Directed by Michael Laughlin. Written by Laughlin, William Condon. Cast includes Arthur Dignam, Louise Fletcher, Fiona Lewis, Michael Murphy and Dan Shor. 99 minutes, cut to 93 minutes. Colour. / This Australian/New Zealand exploitation sf/Horror movie is set in the US Midwest and has a largely US cast, but was actually shot in New Zealand. It is the first of a projected trilogy (linked by theme only) of which the second is ...

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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