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Welcome to the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Fourth Edition. Some sample entries appear below. Click here for the Introduction; here for the masthead; here for Acknowledgments; here for the FAQ; here for advice on citations. Find entries via the search box above (more details here) or browse the menu categories in the grey bar at the top of this page.

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Tron: Legacy

Film (2010). Walt Disney Pictures (see The Walt Disney Company) presents a Sean Bailey/LivePlanet production. Directed by Joseph Kosinski. Written by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz from a story by Kitsis and Horowitz, and Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal, based on characters created by Steven Lisberger and Bonnie McBird. Score by Daft Punk. Cast includes Bruce Boxleitner, Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Michael Sheen and Olivia Wilde. 125 minutes. Colour, 3D. / In this real-time sequel to ...

Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, The

The present encyclopedia was first conceived by Peter Nicholls in the mid-1970s and was published as The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction: An Illustrated A to Z (1979; vt The Science Fiction Encyclopedia 1979). The title page listed Nicholls as General Editor, John Clute as Associate Editor, Carolyn Eardley as Technical Editor, and Malcolm Edwards and Brian Stableford as Contributing Editors. Numerous others were involved, including John Brosnan who wrote many film entries. Besides the expected ...

Secret 6, The

Pulp Magazine. Four issues, October 1934 to April 1935, from Popular Publications. Editor: Rogers Terrill. / Written by prolific pulp author Robert J Hogan, The Secret 6 dealt with the adventures of King (no first name ever given) and his five associates, who fight crime after King has been framed for a murder. After breaking him out of Prison, the team strives to prove King's innocence while battling bizarre criminals including Mad Scientists. Among the threats they face are dogs enlarged ...

Devlin, Malcolm

Pseudonym of UK illustrator and author Vince Haig (1976-    ); Haig has been the partner of Helen Marshall since 2015. As Devlin he began publishing work of genre interest with "Passion Play" in Black Static for issue 28 2014. His work, much of which has been assembled as You Will Grow Into Them (coll 2017), has been restricted to shorter forms, and seems to owe some of its quietly competent generic elusiveness to the work of Robert Aickman (1914-1981). In their subtle ...

Kosko, Bart

(1960-    ) US academic in electrical engineering – specializing in neural networks and machine intelligence (see AI) – and author; he is best known for a speculative nonfiction text, Fuzzy Thinking: The New Science of Fuzzy Logic (1993). His one sf novel is Nanotime (1998), a Technothriller whose title is a neologism describing the speed of Time when it is measured by Computer processors rather than human brains. The story itself depicts in Libertarian terms the ...

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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