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Android [film]

Film (1982). New World. Directed by Aaron Lipstadt. Written by James Reigle and Opper, based on a story by Will Reigle. Cast includes Crofton Hardester, Brie Howard, Klaus Kinski, Don Opper and Norbert Weisser. 80 minutes. Colour. / The co-scriptwriter, Don Opper, plays Max, the innocent Android (part flesh, part metal) who does imitations of James Stewart and works for mad Dr Daniel (Kinski) in a space laboratory, soon invaded by three criminals. He experiences Sex ("Max, you're a doll!"), ...

Blur

UK indie band formed by Damon Albarn (1968-    ), Graham Coxon (1969-    ), Alex James (1968-    ) and Dave Rowntree (1964-    ). Their first album, Leisure (1991), was an echo of dying genres from the Eighties but their next three albums would come to define the Britpop movement of the 1990s. Lyrically, singer Albarn was primarily known during this period as a social satirist (see Satire). However, Cosmology, ...

Sawyer, Robert J

(1960-    ) Canadian author, one of the two or three most prominent Canadian sf writers, married to sf poet Carolyn Clink; though he publishes widely, with most of his books being released by New York firms, his work is notable for its frequent use of Canadian settings; it is a mark of twenty-first century Genre SF that Canada and Canadian settings are now perceived as non-exotic, a change for which Sawyer can share credit with a Mainstream Writer of SF like Margaret Atwood. ...

Moss, Sarah

(1975-    ) Scottish author whose sf novel, Cold Earth (2009), set in the very Near Future, movingly depicts the fate – indirectly, through letters they send off into the void – of six archaeologists trapped in Greenland in winter by a planet-wide Pandemic as the End of the World looms. In Ghost Wall (2018), a single geographical point hauntedly connects a stone age adolescent (see Prehistoric SF; Ruins and Futurity) with the daughter of a contemporary ...

Voyage dans la Lune, Le

Film (1902; vt A Trip to the Moon). Star-Film. Directed and written by Georges Méliès, from novels cited below. Cast includes Henri Delannoy, François Lallement, Jules-Eugène Legris, Georges Méliès. 21 minutes. Tinted. / This is the first sf film (apart from short subjects lasting only 1-2 minutes). French Cinema pioneer Méliès based his amusing spectacle extremely loosely on Jules Verne's De la terre à la lune (1865; trans as ...

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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