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Bluejay Books

US publishing house founded by James R Frenkel, who had previously been the editor of Dell's sf line. Bluejay Books began publishing in 1983, its books being distributed by St Martin's Press. Among its titles were Gardner Dozois's best-of-the-year anthologies (see Anthologies), books by Frenkel's wife Joan D Vinge, Dan ...

Scotland Yard jagt Dr Mabuse

["Scotland Yard Hunts Dr Mabuse"] Film (1963; vt Dr Mabuse vs Scotland Yard) Central Cinema Company Film. Directed by Paul May. Written by Ladislas Fodor, with credit to Norbert Jacques. Adapted from Bryan Edgar Wallace's The Device (1962). Cast includes Dieter Borsche, Klaus Kinski, Werner Peters, Wolfgang Preiss, Peter van Eyck, Agnes Windeck. 90 minutes. Black and white. / Dr Mabuse ...

Morte Viene dal Pianeta Aytin, La

["Death Comes from Planet Aytin"] Film (1967; vt I Diavoli della Spazio; vt The Snow Devils; vt Space Devils). Mercury Film International/Southern Cross Productions. Directed by Antonio Margheriti credited as Anthony Dawson. Written by Margheriti, Renato Moretti, Ivan Reiner, and Charles Sinclair (uncredited), based on a story by Moretti, Reiner, and Audrey Wisberg (uncredited). Cast includes Renato Baldini, Wilbert Bradley, Ombretta Colli, Enzo Fiermonte, Giacomo ...

Halloween III: Season of the Witch

Film (1983). Dino De Laurentiis. Produced by Debra Hill, John Carpenter. Directed by Tommy Lee Wallace. Written by Wallace (but primarily by Nigel Kneale, uncredited). Cast includes Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin and Dan O'Herlihy. 98 minutes. Colour. / Not at all a true sequel to the "stalk and slash" Halloween films, this is a horror film with an sf rationale. Crazed Irish entrepreneur Cochran (O'Herlihy), ...

Dark Planet

US amateur Online Magazine produced by Lucy A Snyder. It saw four formal issues between September 1995 and January 1997 and then became a cumulative magazine with stories, essays and reviews added periodically. There were eleven more fiction uploads between July 1997 and November 2001 when, due to time constraints, the magazine was mothballed. The first issue, one of the earliest in a wave of online magazines that followed the emergence of ...

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 ...



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