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Omni

US heavily illustrated popular-science Slick magazine which included fiction; letter-size format, published by Omni Publications International, New York, October 1978 to Winter 1995, 200 issues, monthly (though February/March 1993 issue combined) to April 1995 and quarterly for two final issues, Fall and Winter 2005. Editors: Frank Kendig, October 1978 to December 1979, Ben Bova, January 1980 to September 1981, Dick Teresi, October 1981 to June 1984, Gurney Williams III, July 1984 to May 1986, ...

Jetée, La

Film (1962; vt The Jetty; vt The Pier). Argos/Arcturus Films. Produced, written and directed by Chris Marker. Cast includes Hélène Chatelain, Davos Hanich, Jacques Ledoux and with voice-over narration by Jean Negroni. 29 minutes. Black and white. / La Jetée was made in 1962 and was soon widely seen on the festival circuit, winning awards before its notional April 1964 release date. This celebrated French ciné-roman, Chris Marker's masterpiece, twenty-nine ...

1990

UK tv serial (1977-1978). BBC TV. Produced by Prudence Fitzgerald. Regular cast included Edward Woodward, Barbara Kellerman, Robert Lang, Tony Doyle, Lisa Harrow. Most episodes written Wilfred Greatorex, who devised the series, or Edmund Ward. 16 55-minute episodes. Colour. / Reflecting the fears of the middle classes in the 1970s, this serial, set in a socialist UK of 1990, warns of what could happen if the welfare state continued in its present direction. The country is run by the PCD, an ...

Dodd, Anna Bowman

(1858-1929) US journalist and author whose anti-socialist sf novel, The Republic of the Future, or Socialism a Reality (1887 chap), set in New York in 2050 CE, offers a scathing and comical portrait of egalitarianism brought to the uttermost, resulting in a technologically advanced antlike Dystopia. The tale actively deprecates Feminism. [JC]

Greeno, Gayle

(1949-    ) US author of two connected series of Planetary Romances: the Ghatti's Tale sequence beginning with The Ghatti's Tale: Book One: Finders-Seekers (1993) and the Ghatten's Gambit sequence ending with The Farthest Seeking (2000). On the abandoned colony planet of Methuen, various categories of being – including the unsurprisingly cat-like Ghatti, who are Telepaths – intermix, bonding or not. Mind Snare (1997) is a Young Adult tale, as are in effect the ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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