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Speight, T W

(1830-1915) UK railway company executive and author; of his many novels and tales, The Strange Experiences of Mr Verschoyle: Told by Himself and Edited by T W Speight (1901) is of sf interest as a tale of Identity Transfer, a technique utilized by a venomous young man to revenge himself on the family that had thwarted his marital ambitions. The Grey Monk (1895) is a ghost story. [JC]

Resonance of Fate

Videogame (2010; vt End of Eternity in Japan). tri-Ace. Designed by Takayuki Suguro. Platforms: PS3, XB360. / Resonance of Fate is a Console Role Playing Game (see Computer Role Playing Games) set on a Far Future Ruined Earth where the environment has been made uninhabitable by toxic gases (see ...

Bay, Michael

(1965-    ) US filmmaker with a trademark in lavish, bombastic action spectacle characterized by massive hardware, explosions, and US military heroics. A graduate of the same film programme at Wesleyan University as Joss Whedon (his senior by a year), Bay's early work was in commercials and music video before he was talent-spotted by producing partners Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer to direct Bad Boys (1993) and ...

Hemyng, Bracebridge

(1841-1901) UK barrister and author, born Heming, best known in the USA for the Jack Harkaway boys' stories from 1871, plus many other Dime Novels, not all securely attributed to him. His sf novel, The Commune in London, or Thirty Years Hence: A Chapter of Anticipated History (1871 chap), is an anti-Communard version of the 1871 uprising in Paris as translated into a UK already deeply anxious about threatened upheavals and ...

World of Tomorrow

US animated short film (2015). Directed by Don Hertzfeldt. Screenplay by Don Hertzfeldt. Cast includes Julia Pott and Winona Mae. 17 minutes. Colour. / Emily (Pott), a third-generation Clone, establishes contact with the four-year-old original Emily Prime (Mae), briefly bringing her to her own era through Time Travel in order to retrieve a treasured Memory. In the process, she inadvertently offers ...

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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