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Kingdom of the Spiders

Film (1977). Arachnid Productions/Dimension. Directed by John "Bud" Cardos. Written by Richard Robinson, Alan Caillou, from a story by Jeffrey M Sneller, Stephen Lodge. Cast includes Tiffany Bolling, William Shatner and Woody Strode. 95 minutes, cut to 90 minutes. Colour. / In its modest way, this is one of the better films in the revenge-of-Nature cycle (see Monster Movies). ...

Stickgold, Bob

(1945-    ) US neurobiologist, psychiatrist specializing in sleep research and author, who began publishing work of genre interest with "Susie's Reality" in the UK edition of Worlds of If (see If) for May-June 1973. His first sf novel, Gloryhits (1978) with Mark Noble, deals with a Disaster following upon research in recombinant DNA, a government-funded ...

Daley, Brian C

(1947-1996) US author who concentrated for the most part on multi-volume sequences, beginning with the Science-Fantasy Coramonde series – The Doomfarers of Coramonde (1977) and The Starfollowers of Coramonde (1979) – which puts into an Alternate-History setting a tale of Magic, court politics and quest, starring a Vietnam veteran who helps his ...

Casto, Jackie

(1939-2019) US author who wrote romances variously under her full name and also as by Jackie Black; active for more than a decade from 1982. She is of sf interest for the Destiny sequence beginning with Dreams of Destiny (1990), whose protagonist, a psychic (see Psi Powers) is rescued from a planet devastated by War and given the chance to go wandering in a romance-filled Space Opera ...

Arkham House

US Small Press founded in Sauk City, Wisconsin, by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei in order to produce a collection of H P Lovecraft's stories, The Outsider and Others (coll 1939). Although this was not initially a success, the imprint continued (Derleth bought out Wandrei in 1943) and published a variety of weird, ...

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 ...



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