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Bolin, M C

(?   -    ) US author of two Ties of genre interest. Frank Capra's Original: It's a Wonderful Life (1996), based on the 50th anniversary of the great fantasy film by Frank Capra (1897-1991), does nothing to cast light on any of the ambivalences of the great original; Armageddon (1998) unadventurously novelizes the Asteroid disaster film ...

Prochnau, William

(1937-2018) US journalist variously with the Seattle Times, Washington Post and (from 1996) Vanity Fair as contributing editor. His one novel, Trinity's Child (1983) – somewhat in the vein of Fail-Safe (13-27 October 1962 Saturday Evening Post; 1962) by Eugene L Burdick and Harvey Wheeler – depicts 15 hours of a limited ...

Lowther, George

(1913-1975) US Radio scriptwriter, Television screenwriter, radio producer and director, and author whose The Adventures of Superman: Based on the Cartoon Character Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster (1942), an original story Tied to the newish Superman universe, which had to this point manifested mostly in Comics format, though ...

Yexley, Lionel

(1861-1933) UK naval officer, journalist, editor, politician and author born James Wood, taking the name Yexley by deed poll in 1918; active from about 1890, at first anonymously, then as Yexley. He remains best known for his campaigns to improve conditions among seamen, which proved successful from around 1911 after he persuaded Admiral Sir John Fisher (1841-1920) and Winston Churchill that reforms would improve the efficiency of the service. His ...

Priest

Film (2011). Screen Gems presents a Michael De Luca Productions, Stars Road Entertainment and Tokyopop production in association with Buckaroo Entertainment. Directed by Scott Stewart. Written by Cory Goodman from the Korean Graphic Novel series Priest (1998-2007 16vols) by Min-Woo Hyung. Cast includes Paul Bettany, Lily Collins, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Christopher Plummer and Karl Urban. 87 minutes. Colour. / A priest (Bettany) ...

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 a long sf-tinged poem, "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly); he only began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and sf proper with ...



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