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Snowbeast

US made-for-tv film (1977). Douglas S Cramer Productions/NBC. Produced by Wilfred Lloyd Baumes. Directed by Herb Wallerstein. Written by Joseph Stefano. Cast includes Robert Logan, Yvette Mimieux, Sylvia Sidney, Bo Svenson and Clint Walker. 86 minutes. Colour. / A pair of young women at a Colorado ski resort are attacked and killed by something not clearly seen, an incident which is at first blamed upon a rogue bear. Head ski-patrol director Tony Rill (Logan) realizes at once that ...

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Film (2003). An Intermedia and IMF production in association with C2 Pictures and Mostow/Lieberman Productions. Directed by Jonathan Mostow. Written by John Brancato and Michael Ferris from a story they developed with Tedi Sarafian using characters created by James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd. Cast includes David Andrews, Clare Danes, Kristanna Loken, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Nick Stahl. 109 minutes. Colour. / Time-travelling (see ...

Verba, Joan Marie

(1953-    ) US editor and author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Death's Scepter" in Four Moons of Darkover (anth 1988) edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley; much of her subsequent work has been for younger readers. She is of sf interest for her contributions to a Shared World sequence of original Ties to the Thunderbirds universe beginning ...

Blackwood, Algernon

(1869-1951) UK author who spent a decade in Canada and the USA from the age of twenty, a period remembered in his partial autobiography Episodes Before Thirty (1923; vt Adventure Before Thirty 1934); a prolific author of novels and short stories for half a century. He served in World War One as an intelligence agent based in Switzerland, and in other roles. His novels of occult pantheism – best exemplified in ...

Star Trek: Prodigy

US animated tv series (2021-current). Brothers Hageman Productions, CBS Eye Animation Productions, Nickelodeon Animation Studio, Roddenberry Entertainment, Secret Hideout. Created by Kevin and Dan Hageman, based on Star Trek created by Gene Roddenberry. Directors include Steve Ahn, Ben Hibon and Sung Shin. Writers include Julie Benson, Shawna Benson, Lisa Schultz Boyd, Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Nikhil S Jayaram, ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was a long sf-tinged poem, "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly); he only began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and sf proper with ...



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