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Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Film (2003). An Intermedia and IMF production in association with C2 Pictures and Mostow/Lieberman Productions. Directed by Jonathan Mostow. Written by John Brancato and Michael Ferris from a story they developed with Tedi Sarafian using characters created by James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd. Cast includes David Andrews, Clare Danes, Kristanna Loken, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Nick Stahl. 109 minutes. Colour. / Time-travelling (see Time Travel) Android "T-850 Model 101" (Schwarzenegger) ...

Host, The

Film (2013). IAV International in association with Silver Reel. Written and directed by Andrew Niccol. Based on The Host (2008) by Stephenie Meyer. Cast includes Jake Abel, Emily Browning (uncredited), Chandler Canterbury, William Hurt, Max Irons, Diane Kruger and Saoirse Ronan. 125 minutes. Colour. / A race of benign interstellar parasites (see Parasitism and Symbiosis), who carry out the Colonization of Other Worlds by inserting their wormlike bodies into the brainstem of local host ...

Fadiman, Clifton

(1904-1999) US author and editor, notably with Simon and Schuster and The New Yorker, who became a well-known figure through radio and television broadcasting. He edited two important Anthologies devoted to Mathematics and its folklore, both including sf and material of sf interest: Fantasia Mathematica (anth 1958) and The Mathematical Magpie (anth 1962). See Checklist for the long subtitles. [DRL]

Grove, Frederick Philip

(1879-1948) German-born Canadian translator, editor, poet and author born Felix Paul Berthold Friedrich Greve, in his early career a minor poet and a translator of H G Wells into German;his first novel, the nonfantastic Fanny Essler: ein Berliner Roman (1905; trans Christine Helmers 1984 2vols) as Felix Paul Greve, was a roman á clef damaging to his career; he moved to the USA in 1909. Greve/Grove used various pseudonyms in his early life, adopting the name by which he is known after his ...

Hitchcock, Alfred

(1899-1980) UK-born Cinema director and producer whose career began in the silent-movie era in 1920 and who achieved global fame as the "Master of Suspense" – dramatic tension achieved through innovative framing and editing, with such trademark devices as camera movements designed to lure viewers into complicity with the viewpoint of the lens. His first successful films were thrillers made in Britain, notably The 39 Steps (1935), based on John Buchan's popular novel The Thirty-Nine Steps ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...

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