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Weatherhead, John

(?   -    ) UK author of Transplant (1969), a Near Future Dystopia whose citizens are controlled by the state, and are at risk of mandatory interference with their bodies through a mooted transplant Bill. [JC]


French/Polish animated film (1982). Production du Cirque, Acteurs Auteurs Associés (AAA), Institut National de l'Audiovisuel (INA). Directed and written by Piotr Kamler. Music by Luc Ferrari. Colour. / First shown at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival, this film exists in two forms: a 67-minute version released in the US in 1983 with narration by Michael Lonsdale and a co-writing credit for Gabrielle Althen (this presumably being the same, or similar, to what was seen at Cannes); and a ...

Addeo, Edmond G

(1936-    ) US engineer, science journalist and author of nonfiction and historical works in addition to his two sf novels in collaboration with Richard M Garvin (whom see for details), The FORTEC Conspiracy (1968) and The Talbott Agreement (1968). [DRL]

Grimsley, Jim

(1955-    ) US playwright, academic and author some of whose plays have been assembled as Mr Universe: And Other Plays (coll 1998), which includes Math and Aftermath (first performed Seven Stages, Atlanta, Georgia, April 1988) and The Lizard of Tarsus (first performed Seven Stages, Atlanta, Georgia 31 January 1990). Other plays of sf interest include The Earthlings (first performed Seven Stages, Atlanta, Georgia, January 1984) and Man with a Gun (first performed Nexus ...

Monster Howls

Letter-size saddle-stapled Cinema Humour magazine printed on newsprint. Published by Robert C Sproul as Humour-Visions Incorporated. Editor: Milton Duggan. One issue only: December 1966. / Seemingly intended to test the waters for Sproul's For Monsters Only, this magazine appears to have been reasonably successful. It featured black and white photographs from various Horror and sf films, with funny captions attached. The rest of Monster Howls consisted of horror Comics and black and white ...

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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