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Moulder, Victor

(1867-1949) US author of a Lost Race novel, Ophiris; Or, the Ophir of Solomon: A Story of Adventure & Love in the Land of the Incas (1902), set as its subtitle implies in the mountains of Brazil and Peru, and incorporating some occult Solomonic material. [JC]

Gibson, Walter B

(1897-1985) US newspaper magician, journalist, editor and author whose first published work was a puzzle piece called "Enigma" for St Nicholas Magazine in 1905, the first of a huge number of puzzles and other articles relating to magic published over the next 80 years, the grand total of this and other periodical work coming to at least 6800 pieces, not counting at least 2000 published crossword puzzles; Gibson's interest in the occult and various Games led to a number of explicatory volumes, ...

Chalmers, Garet

Pseudonym of UK author Margaret Simpson Chalmers (1939-    ), whose two sf novels for Robert Hale Limited are A Legend in His Own Deathtime (1978), set in a Far-Future City deeply sunk in Decadence, and Homo-Hetero (1980), portraying the dilemma of two lovers of opposite gender in a Dystopia where heterosexuality has been criminalized. Decades later Chalmers returned to sf publishing with the romantic Space Opera Loki (2014 ebook), announced as the opening volume of The ...


Film (2019). Ancine, Arte France Cinéma, CNC Aide au cinémas du monde – Institut Français, CinaScópio Produções, Globo Films, Globosat/Telecine, SBS Films, Símio Films. Directed by Juliano Dornelles and Kleber Mendonça Filho. Written by Dornelles and Mendonça Filho. Cast includes Thomas Aquino, Danny Barbosa, Sônia Braga, Bárbara Colen, Udo Kier, Silvero Pereira, Wilson Rabelo, Luciana Souza and Karine Teles. 132 ...

Terminator Genisys

Film (2015). Paramount Pictures/Skydance Productions. Directed by Alan Taylor. Written by Laeta Kalogridis, Patrick Lussler. Cast includes Wayne Bastrup, Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, Byung-hun Lee, Arnold Schwarzenegger, J K Simmons. 125 minutes. Colour. / Terminator Genisys is a remake/reboot of The Terminator (1984), which initiated the original Terminator sequence, plus Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), both directed by James Cameron, with shots and shout-outs traceable to ...

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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