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Death Race 2000

Film (1975). New World. Produced by Roger Corman. Directed by Paul Bartel. Written by Robert Thom, Charles Griffith, based on a story by Ib Melchior: "The Racer" (October 1956 Escapade). Cast includes David Carradine, Simone Griffith, Louisa Moritz, Sylvester Stallone and Mary Woronov. 80 minutes. Colour. / In this low-budget black Satire about a car race across the USA in the year 2000, the winner is the driver who kills the most pedestrians. "Frankenstein" (Carradine) – who has ...

Time Traveler's Wife, The

Film (2009). New Line Cinema presents a Plan B and Nick Weschler production. Directed by Robert Schwentke. Written by Bruce Joel Rubin, based on the novel The Time Traveler's Wife (2003) by Audrey Niffenegger. Cast includes Eric Bana, Philip Craig, Alex Ferris, Arliss Howard, Ron Livingston, Rachel McAdams, Hailey McCann, Tatum McCann, Jane McLean, Michelle Nolden, Brooklynn Proulx and Stephen Tobolowsky. 103 minutes. Colour. / A woman conducts a Time Out of Sequence relationship with a ...

Hetzel, Jules

(1814-1886) French publisher and editor, best known outside of France for his significant (at times almost co-creative) relationship with Jules Verne, most of whose work first appeared in his magazine, the Magasin d'éducation et de récréation ["Magazine of Education and Entertainment"], and subsequently in book form in the Voyages Extraordinaires ["Extraordinary Voyages"] sequence, from Voyages et aventures du capitaine Hatteras (1864 Magasin d'éducation et de ...

Killers from Space

Film (1954; vt Aliens from Space). Planet Filmways, Inc/RKO Radio Pictures. Produced and directed by W Lee Wilder. Written by William Raynor from an original story by Myles Wilder. Cast includes Barbara Bestar, John Frederick (credited as John Mitchell), Frank Gerstle, Peter Graves and James Seay. Narrator: Mark Scott. 71 minutes. Black and white. / While observing an atomic bomb test at Soledad Flats in the western US from an US Air Force fighter jet, Scientist Dr Douglas Martin (Graves) ...

Palmer, J H

(?   -?   ) US author of The Invasion of New York; Or, How Hawaii Was Annexed (1897) a Near Future Yellow Peril novel in which Japan mounts a surprise attack against America, occupies Hawaii, and with its ally Spain threatens New York; but is defeated. The book ends with a paean to America's Manifest Destiny. [JC]

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. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...

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