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Weaver, Michael D

(1961-1998) US author and systems programmer who began publishing sf with Mercedes Nights (1987), a dark Cyberpunk-flavoured fable of cloning – the title is the plural of the name of the protagonist, Mercedes Night, a film star whose illegal Clones are being sold as love-slaves. The twenty-first century, heated and hectic and violent, seems to be about to endure a World War IV. Set in the same universe, centuries later, My Father Immortal (1989) counterpoints the isolated spacefaring ...

Parnov, Eremei

(1935-2009) Russian scientist and author, almost all of whose sf of interest was published in collaboration with Mikhail Emtsev (whom see for details). After the partnership broke up in 1970, Parnov published some further work, like Prosnis' V Famaguste ["Wake up in Famagusta"] (1985), which mixes Eastern mysticism and Alien encounters in a formula adventure plot. Some superficial sf criticism appears in Fantastika V Vek NTR ["SF in the Age of Scientific Revolution"] (1974) and Zerkalo Uranii ...

Odom, Mel

(1957-    ) US author of many novels since 1988, many of them being Ties like his contributions to the Mack Bolan thriller series as by Don Pendleton, after that author had franchised himself as a House Name; he has also written several series, usually fantasy, including numerous contributions to the Buffy, the Vampire Slayer universe [associational or fantasy ties and series are for the most part not registered in the Checklist]. He collaborated with Warren G Norwood on the ...

Invisible Ray, The

Film (1936). Universal Pictures. Directed by Lambert Hillyer. Written by John Colton from an original story by Howard Higgins, and Donald Hodge. Cast includes Frances Drake, Boris Karloff (credited as "Karloff"), Frank Lawton and Bela Lugosi. 80 minutes. Black and white. / Brilliant Dr Janos Rukh (Karloff) has invented a Time Viewer telescope which can literally record events which occurred thousands of years ago; with this instrument, a large meteor is observed impacting in Africa. Putting ...

WALL-E

Animated film (2008). Pixar Animation Studios/Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Andrew Stanton. Written by Stanton and Jim Reardon, based on a story by Stanton and Pete Docter. Cast includes Ben Burtt, Jeff Garlin, Elissa Knight, Sigourney Weaver. 95 minutes. Colour. / On the page it sounds implausibly avant-garde: a love story between two Robots aimed at children and told through mime. On the screen, however, it was a stunning critical and commercial success, won an Oscar and both a Hugo ...

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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