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Monkey Shines

Film (1988; vt Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Terror). Orion/Charles Evans. Directed by George Romero. Written by Romero, based on Monkey Shines (1983) by Michael Stewart. Cast includes Jason Beghe, Kate McNeil, John Pankow and Joyce Van Patten. 113 minutes. Colour. / The sf element in this horror thriller is Ella, a monkey, the subject of an experiment to increase simian intelligence by injecting human genetic material into her brain (see Apes as Human). Ella is given as a therapeutic ...

O'Rourke, Frank

(1916-1989) US author whose most popular books were Westerns; he published over sixty works of fiction, and more than 100 stories during the 1940s and 1950s in Collier's and other slick magazines. One mystery novel appeared as by Frank O'Malley. His sole sf novel, Instant Gold (1964), is an amusing Satire in which a small and convivial cabal rocks the boat of American Economics and the Gold Standard (see Money) by openly marketing the eponymous product. This $500 tin of powder, when mixed with ...

Forward, Martha Dodson

(1934-    ) American author, widow of Robert L Forward and mother of Julie Forward Fuller (Robert L Forward's collaborator) and supernatural fiction author Robert Dodson Forward (1958-    ); she collaborated with her husband on two volumes of the Rocheworld sequence (see Robert L Forward for details). [JC]

Levy, Roger

(1955-    ) UK dentist and author whose Reckless Sleep sequence, comprising Reckless Sleep (2000) and Dark Heavens (2003), depicts a deeply depressed far Near Future UK Dystopia in a state of imminent collapse whose population escapes all this, plus a succession of natural Disasters, via Virtual Reality constructs that are themselves, it seems, poisonous; in the second volume, the picture darkens through the dubious promise on the part of the untrustworthy authorities of a ...

A Merritt's Fantasy Magazine

US Pulp magazine, 5 issues, December 1949 to October 1950, published by Popular Publications under their imprint Recreational Reading, Inc. No editor was credited, but it is believed to have been Harry Widmer, though Mary Gnaedinger may well have also been involved. A Merritt's Fantasy Magazine was a companion magazine to Famous Fantastic Mysteries and Fantastic Novels, and was begun in response to the considerable enthusiasm engendered by the reprinting of A Merritt's fiction in those ...

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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