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Plague, Inc.

Videogame (2012). Ndemic Creations. Platforms: IoS, Android; as vt Plague, Inc: Evolved, PC, Xbox One. / A deadly plague is spreading across the world at an alarming rate. People cower inside their houses. Transport gradually shuts down and the world goes dark as the last survivors are left mewling and puking in holes in the ground. The player's mission is to help these plagues spread and exterminate the human race.... / Plague Inc. is a Disaster simulation game about killing the entire ...

Sams, Candace

(?   -    ) US former police officer, martial arts competitor and author, who also writes as by C S Chatterly; much of her work, particularly as Chatterly, has been erotic fantasy (not listed below). Of sf interest are Electra Galaxy's Mr. Interstellar Feller (2008; vt Galaxy Man 2011 ebook) and Fusion (2013), in which a man and woman perform a Sex show, in order to entertain the crew of an Alien warship, ultimately so that they can sabotage it, perhaps ...

McKinney, Joe

(1968-2021) US police sergeant (with the police department of San Antonio, Texas) and author who began to publish work of genre interest with Dead City (2006), in which the Disaster scenario of multiple hurricanes afflicting Houston, Texas, is followed by a Zombie apocalypse caused by the Ebola-like "necrosis filovirus". This opens the Dead World sequence of standalone novels, plus some short stories, that share the same background setting. Of greater direct sf interest are Quarantined (2009), ...

Undead, The

Film (1957). American International Pictures. Produced and directed by Roger Corman. Written by Charles Griffith and Mark Hanna. Cast includes Billy Barty, Val Dufour, Pamela Duncan, Richard Garland and Allison Hayes. 71 minutes. Black and white. / Low-budget fantasy inspired by the best-selling book The Search for Bridey Murphy (1956) by Morey Bernstein, an allegedly nonfiction account of Hypnotic regression. This early Corman film adds a speculative element to the Reincarnation theme and ...

Dimensions

We perceive three spatial dimensions, but theoretical Mathematics is easily capable of dealing with many more. Conventional graphical analysis frequently represents Time as a dimension, encouraging consideration of it as the "fourth dimension". The possible existence of Parallel Worlds displaced from ours along a fourth spatial dimension (in the same way that a series of two-dimensional universes might lie next to one another like the pages of a book) is a popular hypothesis in sf, and such ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...



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