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Pflug, Ursula

(1958-    ) Tunisian born author, raised in Canada, who began to publish work of interest with "Memory Lapse at The Waterfront" (in New Bodies: A Collection of Science Fiction, anth 1981, ed anon), which was assembled, with other speculative fictions, as After the Fires (coll 2008). Her novel, Green Music (2001), Equipoisally combines Afterlife fantasy [see The ...

Weinland, David Friedrich

(1829-1915) German zoologist and author, whose Rulaman. Erzählung aus der Zeit des Höhlenmenschen und des Höhlenbären ["Rulaman: A Nature-Historical Tale from the Time of the Cave-man and the Cave-bear"] (1878), is an early example of Prehistoric SF, whose eponymous protagonist, a caveman, first resists a better-armed usurping culture from the east, though the allures of ...

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur

US animated tv series (2023-current). Cinema Gypsy Productions, Disney Television Animation (see Disney on Television), Marvel Animation. Based on the Marvel Comics characters created by Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder and Natacha Bustos (Moon Girl) and Jack Kirby (Devil Dinosaur). Developed by Jeffrey M. Howard, Kate Kondell and Steve Loter. Directors include Trey Buongiorno and ...

Spacesuit Films

Spacesuit films, as defined by the critic who has promoted the term, Gary Westfahl, are those space films that endeavour to plausibly portray the harsh conditions and novel features of life in outer space and on other planets – such as the absence of air, zero or low Gravity, and dangerous radiation – as most prominently indicated by the fact that their characters constantly wear, or are in close proximity to, protective ...

Dr Satán y la Magia Negra

["Dr Satan and Black Magic"] Mexican film (1968). Producciones Espada S. de R.L. Directed by Rogelio A. González. Written by José María and Fernández Unsáin. Cast includes Joaquín Cordero and Noé Murayama. 83 minutes. Colour. / A sequel to Dr Satan (1966), this film opens with the Devil King awakening Dr Satan (Cordero) from his rest in Hell (see ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos ...

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