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Boy and His Dog, A

Film (1975). LQJaf Productions. Directed L Q Jones. Written by Jones and Moore, based on "A Boy and His Dog" (April 1969 New Worlds) by Harlan Ellison, who began but found himself unable to complete the script. Cast includes Susanne Benton, Don Johnson, Tim McIntire (as the dog's voice), Alvy Moore and Jason Robards. 91 minutes. Colour. / Set in 2024 CE, Post-Holocaust, this brutally ...

Sanders, Rob

(?   -    ) UK author of Ties contributed to the Warhammer 40,000 universe, beginning with Warhammer 40,000: Redemption Corps (2010); they work within the tradition. [JC]

Forbidden Desert

Board Game (2013). Gamewright. Designed by Matt Leacock. / Forbidden Desert is a tile-based game for 2-5 players taking the roles of Steampunk adventurers whose Airship has crash-landed in an inhospitable desert. Pieces of the ship have been scattered to the winds and buried under the sand. Players must work together to recover the various parts of their ship, rebuild it, and make their ...

Roberts, Tony

Working name of British artist Anthony Roberts (1950-    ), occasionally bylined thus but more often credited as Tony Roberts. After receiving artistic training at Wolverhampton College of Art from 1967 to 1969, and at Ravensbourne College of Art from 1969 to 1972, he almost immediately began painting sf book covers. While his first two covers – for a 1973 edition of Ralph Blum's The Simultaneous Man (1970) and a 1973 ...


US letter-size saddle-stapled Cinema magazine printed on newsprint. Published by Norman H Kietzer. No editor named. One undated issue only, 1980. / This was an attempt by Kietzer of Serial World to enter the field of Monster Movie magazines with a product featuring articles on and photographs from Godzilla (1954), a filmbook of The Wolfman ...

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 ...

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