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Arthur C Clarke Award

This award has been given since 1987 for the best sf novel whose UK first edition was published during the previous calendar year, and consists of an inscribed bookend and a sum of money from a grant initially donated by Arthur C Clarke. In 2001 the prize money – until then a constant £1000 – was increased to £2001 as a gesture to 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968); it has since risen by ...

Hypnerotomachia

Russian short silent animated film (1992; vt Hypnerotomahia). Pilot Moscow Animation Studio. Directed by Andrei Svislotsky. Written by Andrei Kolpin and Oleg Kuzovkov. 8 minutes. Colour. / A man, desiccated in appearance with too many teeth and eyes like scars, dreams of dawn unfurling across a landscape covered in towers. His face in profile, its eye opens, revealing the iris to be the sun casting the light. The towers' shadows move with the sun's ...

Haddix, Margaret Peterson

(1964-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with a Young Adult tale, Running Out of Time (1995), and who is best known for her Shadow Children sequence of Young Adult sf novels, beginning with Among the Hidden (1998) and ending with Among the Free (2006); set in an overpopulated world (see Overpopulation) ...

Millennium

Film (1989). First Millennium Partnership/Gladden Entertainment. Directed by Michael Anderson. Written by John Varley, based on his "Air Raid" (Spring 1977 Asimov's) as by Herb Boehm. Cast includes Kris Kristofferson, Cheryl Ladd and Daniel J Travanti. 105 minutes. Colour. / Commando teams making Time-Travel raids from the future steal people from doomed ...

McCloy, Helen

(1904-1994) US author, mostly of detective novels; she also wrote as Helen Clarkson. Through a Glass, Darkly (1950) is supernatural horror involving Doppelgangers. The Last Day: A Novel of the Day After Tomorrow (April 1958 Satellite Science Fiction; much exp 1959) as by Clarkson is a Near Future sf novel on an Island off the ...

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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