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I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream

Videogame (1995). The Dreamers' Guild. Designed by Harlan Ellison, David Mullich, David Sears. Platforms: DOS. / I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream is a graphical Adventure based on Harlan Ellison's Hugo award-winning short story of the same name. The game, scripted and codesigned by Ellison, expands considerably on its original while altering many of the details. The central question of the Adventure is why the insane supercomputer AM would pick the game's five protagonists in particular ...

Golem

The Jewish legend of the Golem comprises a set of Proto-SF stories about the maker and the made. Several well-known rabbis and Judaic scholars of the Middle Ages and early Renaissance had Golem stories ascribed to them, the most elaborate cycle being that connected with Rabbi Judah Loew ben Bezalel (1512-1609), the Maharal of Prague, a controversial and admired sage and community leader. "His" version of the Golem, Joseph, is an Automaton made from the sand and mud lining the Vltava River. To ...

Sargasso Sea

This region in the west of the North Atlantic Ocean, with Bermuda near its western edge, is named for the Sargassum seaweed that grows there and which – along with historical accounts of sailing ships being becalmed there – gave rise to the popular legend of a seaweed-choked Zone of mystery, a mist-shrouded oceanic Lost World of derelict ocean craft, very probably infested with Monsters and concealing lost Islands where Lost Races dwell. Beyond a perhaps exaggerated density of ...

Fridge

UK self-styled "post-rock" band, comprising Kieran Hebden (1980-    ) and Adem. Their work is mostly instrumental, an attractive melodic delicacy set against puffing, chittering beats, and demonstrates a persistent fascination with science fiction, not only in song-titles – "Robots in Disguise" on Ceefax (1997); "Ark", "Yttrium" and "Aphelion" on Eph (1999) but also in a fondness for samples of sf film sound effects and other aural ephemera. The Sun (2007) – ...

Horror Monsters

Letter-size saddle-stapled Cinema magazine printed on cheap newsprint. Published by Charlton Comics. Editor credited as "Sanzar Quasatood". Ten issues, 1961 to 1965. No regular publication schedule stated. / This title suffered from Charlton's usual low production values; it printed some short Horror fiction among the film and Television articles, although no authors were credited for such material. Films covered included Frankenstein 1970 (1958), The Fly (1958) and The Day of the Triffids ...

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 and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...



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