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Rossetto, Louis Jr

(1949-    ) US author of Take-over: A Speculative and Otherwise Utterly Fictional Account of How Richard Milhous Nixon Will Usurp the Power of his Office, Take Over the Country, and Commit Other Heinous and Nasty Acts (1974), a very Near Future Satire that was clearly overtaken by events. [JC]

Edelstein, Scott

(1954-    ) US editor, poet and author, active almost exclusively in the 1970s, who began to publish work of genre interest with "An Unpleasant End" in New Worlds 6: The Science Fiction Quarterly (anth 1973; vt New Worlds #5 1974) edited by Michael Moorcock and Charles Platt. He has published no novels. His one Anthology, Future Pastimes (anth 1977), is substantial, including takes on the speculative nature of Games and Sports from a wide range of authors, including original ...

Benham, Charles

(1870-1942) UK barrister, famous in his day, and author of The Fourth Napoleon: A Romance (1897), a Near Future tale in which the eponymous ruler becomes ensnared in romance, fatally. [JC]

Southland Tales

Film (2007). Universal Pictures and Cherry Road Films present a Cherry Road Films/Darko Entertainment and MHF Zweite Academy Film production in association with Inferno Distribution and Eden Roc Productions with Persistent Entertainment. Written and directed by Richard Kelly. Cast includes Sarah Michelle Gellar, Dwayne Johnson, Christopher Lambert, Jon Lovitz, Mandy Moore, Miranda Richardson, Seann William Scott and Justin Timberlake. 145 minutes. Colour. / Three years after nuclear ...

Rocket Stories

US Digest-size magazine; three issues, April, July, September 1953, published by Space Publications, New York, one of the imprints of John Raymond. It was edited by Lester del Rey for the first two issues and Harry Harrison for the final, both under the alias Wade Kaempfert. Rocket Stories was a companion magazine to Fantasy Fiction, Space Science Fiction and the 1952-1954 Science Fiction Adventures. All four magazines were closed down when the publisher lost interest. Rocket Stories, slanted ...

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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