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Flash, The

US tv series (1990-1991). Pet Fly Productions/Warner Brothers Television for CBS-TV. Character created by Gardner F Fox and Harry Lampert for Flash Comics #1 (January 1940). Flash costume created by Stan Winston. Produced by Gail Morgan Hickman, Steven Long Mitchell. Directors included Bruce Bilson, Jonathan Sanger, Gus Trikonis. Writers included Danny Bilson, Howard Chaykin, Hickman, John Francis Moore. Cast ...

Riverside Quarterly

Fanzine (1964-1993) edited by Leland Sapiro from various locations in the USA and Canada; 35 issues from August 1964 to August 1993. / Riverside Quarterly began as a retitled continuation of the fanzine Inside Science Fiction (1953-1963; titled Inside on its 1962 revival), published by Ron Smith and then Jon White, which won a Hugo in 1956 and itself incorporated a still earlier ...

Cryonics

A term coined in the 1960s by Karl Werner, referring to techniques for preserving the human body by supercooling. R C W Ettinger's The Prospect of Immortality (1964) popularized the idea that the corpses of terminally ill people might be "frozen down" in order to preserve them until such a time as medical science would discover cures for all ills and a method of resurrecting the dead. Many sf stories have extrapolated the notion. / The ...

Weisinger, Mort

(1915-1978) US editor, actively involved in sf Fandom from the early 1930s, editing Fantasy Magazine, the leading Fanzine of its day; he also sold a few sf stories, starting with The Price of Peace (1933 chap), this, according to Science Fiction Bibliography (1935 chap) by William Crawford and D R Welch, being a chapbook edition from ...

Cohen, Larry

(1934-2019) US film-maker. A cult figure as much for the wildness of his ideas as for the sporadic brilliance of his direction, Cohen has never tried to graduate to the mainstream in the way contemporaries like David Cronenberg or Brian De Palma have, and turns out as many curate's eggs as low-budget masterpieces. Originally a television writer, he early discovered Paranoia in his creation of the Western show Branded ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...



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