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Keefer, Lowell B

(1884-1971) US author of Visitors from Outer Space (1969), in which Aliens impact Earth. [JC]

Zombie 15'

Board Game (2014). Iello. Designed by Guillaume Lémery and Nicolas Schlewitz. / Zombie 15' is one of a series of board games with a Zombie escape theme – players must escape from a Post-Holocaust scenario before they are eaten by a ravening horde. The game is timed, and players have exactly fifteen minutes to win. / Zombie 15' is played on a board composed of tiles which form a city map. The game is cooperative, and played with 2-4 players. These take the roles of young ...

Jones, Margaret

(?   -    ) UK author and lecturer in human communication studies. In The Day They Put Humpty Together Again (1968; vt Transplant 1968) prosthetic-surgery techniques are used to wire an artist's head to a criminal's libidinous torso. Through the Budgerigar (1970) is a Satirical fantasy. [JC]

Jungle Woman

Film (1944). Universal Pictures. Directed by Reginald Le Borg. Written by Henry Sucher and Bernard Schubert. Cast includes Acquanetta, Lois Collier, Richard David, Douglass Dumbrille, Samuel S Hinds, Edward M Hyans, J Carrol Naish and Milburn Stone. 61 minutes. Black and white. / A sequel to Captive Wild Woman (1943). Two figures, man and woman, are initially seen struggling; the man produces a hypodermic needle and injects the woman, who falls to the ground apparently dead. The scene ...

Phillpotts, Eden

(1862-1960) Indian-born author, in UK from 1865, known mainly for his work outside the sf field (see Mainstream Writers of SF), primarily the Dartmoor series of regional novels; however, his first known publication, "Original Poem" (1880 Thespis), was about a Witches's Sabbath. Over his long career (see Longevity in Writers) he was extremely prolific, publishing about 250 books and plays, including a number of fantasies, beginning with A Deal with the Devil (1895), an Anstey-esque novel about a ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...

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