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Marriott, Michel

(?   -    ) US journalist – he has covered Technology issues for the New York Times since about 1987 – and author whose gonzo Technothriller, The Skull Cage Key (2008), set well into the Near Future in 2041, in a luridly noir New York beset by a craze for ...

Resident Evil: Afterlife

Film (2010). Constantin Film/Davis Films/Impact Pictures. Written and directed by Paul W S Anderson. Cast includes Sienna Guillory, Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller and Shawn Roberts. 97 minutes. Colour, 3D. / Alice and her Clones launch the attack on the Tokyo headquarters promised at the end of the previous film, but Wesker escapes and everyone dies except the original Alice, who loses her powers; in ...

Savage, Richard

Pseudonym of UK author Ivan Roe (1917-1976) for his thrillers – including The Horrible Hat (1949), in which a psychoanalyst/detective explains strange manifestations – and his sf novel, When the Moon Died: A Modern Novel of Science and Imagination (1955), whose telling involves an exceedingly complicated frame: far-future Aliens visit a dead Earth to listen to a tape whose long-dead narrator has discovered how, long before, a ...

Clee, Mona A

(1952-    ) US author who began writing work of genre interest with "Encounter on the Ladder" in Universe 15 (anth 1986) edited by Terry Carr, and who, after a gap, turned to longer forms after publishing five further stories. Branch Point (1995) is an Alternate History for the Young Adult market, in which a group of young protagonists use ...

Mr. Nobody

Film (2009). Pan-Européenne in association with Virtual Films and Pathé. Written and directed by Jaco van Dormael. Cast includes Rhys Ifans, Diane Kruger, Jared Leto, Natasha Little, Linh Dan Pham, Sarah Polley, Toby Regbo and Juno Temple. Theatrical cut 137 minutes; director's cut 156 minutes. Colour. / In 2092, when "telomerization" has otherwise arrested ageing and rendered humanity immortal (see Immortality), the last remaining ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for ...



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