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Karinthy, Frigyes

(1887-1938) Hungarian translator and author, best known for his work outside the sf field, mostly humorous Satires first published as newspaper feuilletons; he also translated into Hungarian works by Jonathan Swift and Mark Twain, among others; father of Ferenc Karinthy. His untranslated first story, first published in an unidentified periodical and seemingly ...

Wood, Samuel Andrew

(1887-1966) UK journalist and prolific author, mostly of thrillers, active in the Magazines from about 1911; he wrote four works of some interest, three of them Lost Race tales: The Isle of Forgotten People (1925) as by Thompson Cross, an unusually violent example of this subgenre set in a radium-rich ring of extinct volcanoes in China; Winged Heels (1927), in which a quest for a kidnapped woman leads into ...

Europa Report

Film (2013). Magnet Releasing and Wayfare Entertainment present a Wayfare Entertainment production. Directed by Sebastián Cordero. Written by Philip Gelatt. Cast includes Christian Camargo, Sharlto Copley, Embeth Davidtz, Anamaria Marinca, Michael Nyqvist, Daniel Wu and Karolina Wydra. 89 minutes. Colour. / Six astronauts search for life on Jupiter's fourth largest moon. / Found Footage forms the basis of this ...

Haunt of Horror, The

US Digest-size weird fiction magazine. Published by Marvel Comics under their Curtis Magazines subsidiary imprint. Editor Gerard F Conway. Two bimonthly issues, June and August 1973. / 1. This title was Marvel Comics's only effort at a straight prose fiction magazine during its period of publishing various black and white Comics-format ...

Schwab, B Linn

(?   -    ) US author of Sentinels (2012), a Young Adult Space Opera focusing on its young protagonists' fraught experiences as they move from students to full participants (see Military SF) in a galactic war. The tale is the first volume in a projected series. [JC]

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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