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Wolf House, The

Chilean stop-motion animated film (2018; original title La Casa Lobo). Diluvio, Globo Rojo Films. Directed by Joaquín Cociña and Cristobal León. Written by Joaquín Cociña, Cristobal León and Alejandra Moffat. Voice cast comprises Amalia Kassai and Rainer Krause. 74 minutes. Colour. / In Chile, the "shepherd" (Krause) of an "isolated and pure" rural German community shares a restored film "rescued from the vaults of our colony" in the hope that it ...

Tremblay, Paul

(1971-    ) US author mostly of horror and fantasy who began to publish work of genre interest with "The King Bee" (in The Dead Inn, anth 2001, edited by Shane Ryan Staley), which was assembled in In the Mean Time (coll 2010), some of the stories being sf (see Horror in SF; Fantastika). His PI Mark Genevich sequence, featuring a private eye with narcolepsy, is nonfantastic. Of sf interest is City Pier: Above and Below (coll of linked stories 2007 chap), each tale set in the ...

Means, Howard

(?   -    ) US author of an Alternate History tale, C.S.A.: Confederate States of America (1998), set in the Near Future of a world in which the Confederacy (most implausibly) won the American Civil War. The premise of this alternate timeline is a surprisingly literal application of apartheid between entirely separate but equal Black and white sectors of society, with CSA government fraught with tension between an all-black House and an all-white Senate (see ...

Lewis, Anthony R

(1941-    ) US bibliographer who compiled, solo and with others, various indexes for the New England Science Fiction Association (NESFA) and its publishing division NESFA Press. These include The N.E.S.F.A. Index to the Science Fiction Magazines and Original Anthologies, 1966 (1969 chap), 1967 (1968 chap), 1968 (1969 chap), 1969 (1970 chap), 1966-1970 (1971 chap), 1971-1972 (1973 chap) with Andrew Adams Whyte, 1973 (1974 chap) with Whyte, 1974 (1975 chap) with Whyte and ...

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Film (2017). EuropaCorp presents a Valerian SAS and TF1 Films production with the participation of OCS and TF1 and in association with the Belga Film Fund, BNP Paribas, Fundamental Films, Novo Pictures, Orange Studio, River Road Entertainment and Universum Film GmbH. Directed by Luc Besson. Written by Besson, based on the Comic series Valérian and Laureline (November 1967-March 2018) by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières. Cast includes Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, ...

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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