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Miller, Steve

(1950-2024) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Shalgiel" for Flux Magazine in 1976, one of his few solo works, as he soon began collaborating with Sharon Lee with "The Naming of Kinzel: The Foolish" (June 1984 Fantasy Book); all his novels have been with Lee, primarily the Liaden Universe sequence of Space Opera tales, set in expansive (though not adventurously ...

Godzilla

1. The anglicized version of Gojira (which see). / 2. Film (1998). TriStar Pictures presents a Centropolis Entertainment production. A Fried Films and Independent Pictures production. Directed by Roland Emmerich. Written by Emmerich, Dean Devlin. Cast includes Hank Azaria, Matthew Broderick, Maria Pitillo and Jean Reno. 138 minutes. Colour. / Decades in development, this American Godzilla was ...

Hive Minds

A hive mind is the organizing principle of the community in those insect species of which the basic reproductive unit is the hive, organized around a single fertile female, the queen. The term is used more loosely in some sf stories, often referring to any situation in which minds are linked in such a way that the whole becomes dominant over the parts. / Because the organization of social-insect communities is so very different from that of mammal communities, while showing a degree of ...

Brunngraber, Rudolf

(1901-1960) German industrial designer and author, active for many years. In his sf novel Radium: Roman eines Elements (1936; trans Eden and Cedar Paul 1937), a near-contemporary corner on the radium market (see Elements) causes Near Future troubles in a hospital using it as a Medicine to cure cancer. He also wrote the script for the film ...

Undying Monster, The

Film (1942; vt The Hammond Monster). 20th Century Fox Film Corporation. Produced by Brian Foy. Directed by John Brahm. Written by Lillie Hayward and Michael Jacoby based on The Undying Monster: A Tale of the Fifth Dimension (1922) by Jessie Douglas Kerruish. Cast includes Heather Angel, James Ellison, Bramwell Fletcher and John Howard. 63 minutes. Black and white. / Set in Wales, where the aristocratic Hammond family ...

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, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. ...



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