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Hatfield, Frank

Pseudonym of US author John Stevens (?   -?   ), whose Lost Race novel, The Realm of Light (1908), is couched in the form of a manuscript left to Stevens by Frank Hatfield; the setting is a high plateau in Africa, where the Zoeians apply advanced Technology to sustain existences so spiritually elevated (see Religion) that Hatfield deems them to be "living ...

Altebrando, Tara

(?   -    ) US author of Young Adult titles, who also writes as by Tara McCarthy, most of her work, beginning with The Pursuit of Happiness (2006), being nonfantastic romances. Leaving (2016) contains hints of Horror in SF. The Possible (2017), in which Telekinesis threatens to further rupture an already seriously ...

Cameron, Claire

(1973-    ) Canadian author whose third novel, The Last Neanderthal (2017), combines a Prehistoric SF narrative – whose Neanderthal protagonist finds herself intimately involved with a Homo sapiens male as the weather worsens – with the twenty-first century story of a pregnant archaeologist who, 40,000 years later, discovers her ancestor's bones. The close community of Neanderthal and Homo sapiens is ...

Matrix Revolutions, The

Film (2003). Warner Bros. Pictures in association with Village Roadshow Pictures and NPV Entertainment presents a Silver Pictures production. Andy (now Lilly) Wachowski and Larry (now Lana) Wachowski. Cast includes Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Keanu Reeves, Jada Pinkett Smith and Hugo Weaving. 124 minutes. Colour. / The conclusion to the Matrix franchise continues the narrative of The ...

Horizon Zero Dawn

Videogame (2017). Guerrilla Games, Sony Interactive Entertainment. Directed by Mathijs de Jonge. Written by John Gonzalez and Men McCaw, additional writing by Meg Jayanth, Ben Schroder, Anne Toole, Dee Warrick. Cast includes Ashly Burch, JB Blanc, John Hopkins, Crispin Freeman, Lance Reddick, Nicolette McKenzie and Josh Keaton. Playstation 4 and PC. / In a Post-Holocaust world where the memory of present-day humanity ...

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, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. ...



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