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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Film (2008). Lucasfilm Ltd/Paramount Pictures. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Written by David Koepp, based on a story by George Lucas and Jeff Nathanson. Cast includes Karen Allen, Harrison Ford and Shia LeBoef. 122 minutes. Colour. / The first three instalments of this much-loved modern Pulp series – Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) – are Fantasy films that hinge on the acquisition of ...

James, Dolan

(?   -    ) US author of a mildly pornographic sf novel, Space Swappers (1970; vt Solar System Swingers 1992 as by Dodie St James), in which two male "swingers", frustrated by exiguous Sex on Earth, go to Mars where green-skinned humanoid females are easy prey. No hard data has surfaced about the latter title. [JC]

Oyebanji, Adam

(?   -    ) Scottish lawyer and author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Frontier" in Adventurer for January 1987. His first novel Braking Day (2022) is a Generation Starship tale whose First Crew had left an AI-dominated tyranny on Earth, the destination being a planet orbiting Tau Ceti. After six generations have passed, the expedition's three great ships, finally nearing the planet of choice, begin to decelerate, and complex tensions begin ...

Baker, Gordon

(?   -    ) UK author of None So Blind (1946), a Near Future tale set in 1970s Germany, where Neo-Nazis armed with new Weapons threaten democracy. [JC]

Nebula Anthologies

Anthologies of Nebula-winning short fiction, along with a selection of the runners-up, have been published roughly annually since the award's inception, each volume edited by a member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (known until 1992 as Science Fiction Writers of America). The series, initially Nebula Award Stories, has occasionally been titled Nebula Award Winners and other slight variants, and from the year 2000 became Nebula Awards Showcase. The first volume was Nebula ...

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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