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Dreadstone, Carl

A House Name used for a short-lived 1977 series of six Berkley Medallion paperbacks based on classic Universal Horror films. Known users of the Dreadstone pseudonym are Ramsey Campbell with three titles and Walter Harris with two. The latter's initial contribution – sometimes erroneously credited to Campbell – was a second novel ...

Yamada Masaki

(1950-    ) Immensely prolific Japanese crime and sf author, who first became involved in the genre while studying economics at Meiji University. His debut work, the Seiun Award-winning novella "Kamigari" ["Godhunting"] (July 1974 S-F Magazine; fixup as Ryūhyō Minzoku ["Ice Tribes"] 1976), aped Ryō Hanmura in suggesting that the divinities and ...

Weir, Andy

(1972-    ) US author who has also written as by Jack Sharp and has self-published fiction at his Galactanet site [see links below] since 2009. His first novel, The Martian (2014), initially self-published as a free online ebook in 2012, describes in considerable detail the travails of an astronaut stranded on Mars as fellow-Scientists work out a way to rescue him. His survival techniques include ...

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

Polish/Japanese animated online tv series (2022). Studio Trigger. A prequel to the Videogame Cyberpunk 2077 (2020) created by CD Projekt Red, with Mike Pondsmith. Directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi. Writers include Jan Bartkowicz, Łukasz Ludkowski, Masahiko Ōtsuka, Bartosz Sztybor and Yoshiki Usa. Voice cast includes Kazuhiko ...

Kosmicheskiy Reys: Fantasticheskaya Novella

Russian film (1935; vt The Cosmic Journey). Mosfilm. Directed by Vasili Zhuravlev. Written by Aleksandr Filimonov, based on the novel Vne zemli (1920; trans as Beyond the Planet Earth 1960) by Konstantin Tsiolkovsky. Cast includes Vassili Gaponenko, Sergei Komarov and K Moskalenko. 70 minutes. Black and white. / After their equipment is tested by experimentally sending a cat to the ...

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 the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for ...



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