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Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler, The

Film (1971; vt The Resurrection of Clayton Zachary Wheeler). Madison Productions, Inc/Gold Key Entertainment. Produced by Robert Stabler (credited as Bob Stabler). Directed by Bob Wynn. Written by Jay Simms and Tom Rolf. Cast includes Angie Dickenson, Bradford Dillman and Leslie Nielsen. 100 minutes. Colour. / US Senator Clayton Zachary Wheeler (Dillman) is involved in an auto accident which leaves him very near death; this s witnessed by television news reporter Harry Walsh (Nielsen). ...

Dreamcatcher

Film (2003). Castle Rock Entertainment presents a Kasdan Pictures production in association with Village Roadshow Pictures and NPV Entertainment. Directed by Lawrence Kasdan. Written by William Goldman and Lawrence Kasdan, based on the novel Dreamcatcher (2001) by Stephen King. Cast includes Giacomo Baessato, Rosemary Dunsmore, Morgan Freeman, Mikey Holekamp, Thomas Jane, Eric Keenleyside, Jason Lee, Damian Lewis, Timothy Olyphant, Joel Palmer, Andrew Robb, Tom Sizemore, Reece Thompson and ...

Silent Running

Film (1971). Universal. Directed by Douglas Trumbull. Written by Deric Washburn, Mike Cimino and Steve Bocho, from a story by Trumbull. Cast includes Bruce Dern. 90 minutes. Colour. / All plant life on Earth has been destroyed in the aftermath of a nuclear Holocaust; only vast orbiting Spaceships like Valley Forge, with its external hydroponic domes, still contain Post-Holocaust trees and flowers, the hope being that these may one day be used to re-seed the planet; but then their ...

Smith, Nicholas Sansbury

(1983-    ) US author whose several series have generally focused on Near Future Holocausts and/or Disasters, the first of these being the Orbs sequence beginning with Orbs (2013), where it is decided that Ecologically ravished Earth must be abandoned, but the overnight wiping-out by Aliens of almost every human being (see Last Man) puts paid to the scheme to settle Mars. In the Extinction Cycle beginning with Extinction Horizon (2014), a crack military team (see Military ...

Griggs, Sutton E

(1872-1933) US minister, social activist and author, whose father had been a slave in Georgia. He spent much of his long career writing, publishing through his own firm (Orion Publishing Company) and distributing texts mostly designed for Black readers, generally advancing a meliorist analysis of the world in which they had to survive. In his view, the pragmatic exercise of virtue would bring social justice to all races; he was an admirer of W E B Du Bois and a member of the National ...

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, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...



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