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Emerald City

Fanzine edited by Cheryl Morgan; 134 issues 1995-2006. It was first published in September 1995 when Morgan was living in Melbourne, Australia; she also lived in San Francisco and the UK during its publication period. Early issues were distributed in E-Zine form as Word files (a radical innovation for fanzines at the time), primarily because of the high postage costs from Australia to the UK and USA. As of January 1997 it was also available online. The entire run is now archived online as Word ...

Spider-Man: Far from Home

Film (2019). Marvel Studios, Columbia Pictures, Pascal Pictures. Directed by Jon Watts. Written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, based on the Marvel Comic by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Cast includes Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Holland, Samuel L Jackson, J B Smoove, Cobie Smulders, Martin Starr, Marisa Tomei and Zendaya. 129 minutes. Colour. / Marvel staple Nick Fury (Jackson) investigates attacks from the Earth and Air Elementals which were foiled by Quentin Beck ...

Smith, L Neil

(1946-2021) US author, ex-police reserve officer, gunsmith and former state candidate for the US Libertarian Party, who began publishing sf with "Grimm's Law" for Stellar 5 (anth 1980) edited by Judy-Lynn del Rey. He remains best known for the North American Confederacy sequence, set in a parallel universe (see Parallel Worlds) in which a libertarian version of America has become progressively decentralized ever since its foundation. The first segment of the overall series comprises five comedy ...

Antena, La

["The Aerial"] Film (2007). Dogwoof presents a LaDobleA production. Written and directed by Esteban Sapir. Cast includes Valeria Bertuccelli, Julieta Cardinali, Rafael Ferro, Raúl Hochman, Sol Moreno, Carlos Piñeiro, Florencia Raggi, Jonathan Sandor and Alejandro Urdapilleta. 99 minutes. Black and white. / This almost-silent film from Argentina uses the long-standing connection between early Cinema and the depiction of Dystopias to communicate a world in which the poetry of ...

Zhemaitis, Sergei

(1908-1987) Russian author who began to publish work of genre interest with the juvenile Miniaturization story Alesha Perets v strane gomunkulusov (1959 chap). His Young Adult tale, Vechnyĭ Veter: Fantasticheskaíà Povest' (in Mir priklyuchenij. Al'manakh 13, anth 1967; 1970; trans Gladys Evans as Eternal Wind 1975), set Under the Sea in the Indian Ocean, where researches in advanced Biology have been undertaken. A second title in this Deti okeana sequence, Bol'shaya Laguna ...

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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