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MacArthur, David

(?   -    ) UK author of an sf novel for older children, The Thunderbolt Men: A Tale for Children (1947), a surprisingly archaic narrative in which two young protagonists discover a Mad Scientist on a remote Island who plans to destroy the world with his Inventions; but pluck wins the day. [JC]

Science Fiction Illustrated: 1977

Letter-size saddle-stapled Cinema magazine printed on a mix of newsprint and slick paper. Published by L/C Print Publications. Editor: unknown. One issue only, 1977. / Appearing shortly before the release of Star Wars (1977), this magazine featured such productions as King Kong (1976), Logan's Run (1976) and the fantasy film ...

Mechte Navstrechu

["Meeting a Dream Halfway"] Film (1963; vt A Dream Come True; vt Encounter in Space). Odessa Studios. Directed by Mikhail Karzhukov and Otar Koberidze. Written by Mikhail Karzhukov and Otar Koberidze, based on a draft screenplay by A Berdnik and Ivan Bondin. Cast includes Boris Borisenko, A Genesin, Larisa Gordeichik, Peeter Kard, Otar Koberidze, T Pochepa, Nikolai Timofeyev and Nikolai Volkov. 64 minutes. Colour. / On a Utopian future Earth, ...

McCardell, Roy L

(1870-?1961) US screenwriter and author, whose extremely early Tie, The Diamond from the Sky: A Romantic Novel (coll of linked stories 1916), puts in book form his own filmscript about an Asteroid with a great diamond at its heart which plummets into seventeenth-century western America. McCardell also appeared as himself in the live-action prologue to Winsor McCay's pioneering animated film, ...

McAlister, Hugh

(?   -?   ) Unidentified US author, possibly pseudonymous, among whose several novels for the juvenile market (see Children's SF), two are of sf interest: The Flight of the Silver Ship: Around the World Aboard a Giant Dirigible (1930), a trip accomplished in nineteen days; and Stand By: The Story of a Boy's Achievement in Radio (1930). In both volumes, Inventions slightly in ...

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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...

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