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Atom Age Vampire

Film (1960; vt Seddok, l'erede, di Satana Italy; vt Seddok UK). Leone Films/ Manson Distributing. Directed by Anton Giulia Majona; English language version directed by Richard McNamara. Written by Gino De Santi, Alberto Bevilacqua, and Majona. English dialogue by John Hart. Cast includes Roberto Bertea, Sergio Fantoni, Susanne Loret, Alberto Lupo, Franca Parsi and Andrea Scotti. 107 minutes; usually cut to 87 minutes for video, although prints of varying lengths exist. ...

Shurkin, Joel N

(1938-    ) US journalist (winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1979) and author whose very Near Future medical Technothriller, Helix (1979) with Desmond Ryan, extrapolates from the real effects of Legionnaire's Disease to depict a virulent nationwide Pandemic. [JC]

Baker, Chris

(1960-    ) Working name of British artist Christopher Baker, also known by his pseudonym Fangorn. He first garnered a reputation for painting book covers, mostly Fantasy novels by Robert Asprin and Brian Jacques (1939-2011); he was also the artist for two Graphic Novels based on novels by David Gemmell and Stan {Nicholls}. However, after ...

Roger, Noëlle

Pseudonym of Swiss author Hélène Dufour Pittard (1874-1953), whose sf novel, Le nouvel Adam (1924; trans P O Crowhurst as The New Adam 1926), is about a wholly logical and unpleasant Superman created by gland transplants. Finally, after having invented a nuclear Force Field, he blows himself up. Celui qui voit (1926; trans Robert Lancaster as He Who Sees 1935) is ...

Singer, Ignatius

(?   -?   ) Hungarian-born author, in Australia and UK for undetermined periods; for details, and bibliographical information, on The Story of My Dictatorship (1887-1888 Our Commonwealth; 1894) with Lewis Henry Berens, see his collaborator. [JC]

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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