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Corman, Roger

(1926-2024) US film-maker, a number of whose films are sf. Born in Los Angeles, he graduated in engineering from Stanford University in 1947, and spent a period in the US Navy and a term at Oxford University before going to Hollywood, where he began to write screenplays; his first sale was Highway Dragnet (1954), a picture he coproduced. He soon formed his own company and launched his spectacularly low-budget career. From 1956 he was regularly associated with ...

Roth, Philip

(1933-2018) US author, along with Thomas Pynchon the most influential writer of his generation still active well into the twenty-first century; he is probably still best known for Portnoy's Complaint (1969), a novel whose sophisticated and often comic treatment of the freedoms and imprisonments of Sex is fantastically furthered (see Fabulation) in The Breast (1972), in which a ...

Wright, J C

(1874-1939) US author, most of his work focused on Native American civilizations, several of his titles, like The Crooked Tree: Indian Legends and a Short History of the Little Traverse Bay Region (coll 1917) containing his versions of traditional material. He is of some sf interest for The Great Myth (1922), a Lost Race tale about the Mound People, which treats his central concerns. This author, who was sometimes known as John C ...

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Film (2014). Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present a Marvel Studios production. Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo. Written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, based on the Marvel Comics by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Cast includes Jenny Agutter (cameo), Chris Evans, Maximiliano Hernandez, Samuel L Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Toby Jones, Stan Lee (cameo), Anthony Mackie, ...

Lynde, Francis

(1856-1930) US author, prolific in several popular genres, including detective thrillers and Westerns, these two forms being brought together in Scientific Sprague (coll of linked stories 1912), featuring the exploits of the eponymous detective-cum-engineer, who defends a Western railroad (see Transportation) against thieves, accidents and Inventions in the hands of villains. Several of ...

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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...



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