Search SFE    Search EoF

  Omit cross-reference entries  

Welcome to the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Fourth Edition. Some sample entries appear below. Click here for the Introduction; here for the masthead; here for Acknowledgments; here for the FAQ; here for advice on citations. Find entries via the search box above (more details here) or browse the menu categories in the grey bar at the top of this page.

Site updated on 15 August 2022
Sponsor of the day: John Howard

Scotland Yard jagt Dr Mabuse

["Scotland Yard Hunts Dr Mabuse"] Film (1963; vt Dr Mabuse vs Scotland Yard) Central Cinema Company Film. Directed by Paul May. Written by Ladislas Fodor, with credit to Norbert Jacques. Adapted from Bryan Edgar Wallace's The Device (1962). Cast includes Dieter Borsche, Klaus Kinski, Werner Peters, Wolfgang Preiss, Peter van Eyck, Agnes Windeck. 90 minutes. Black and white. / Dr Mabuse (Preiss) manifests himself in this efficiently lurid continuation of the Mabuse franchise as a ghostly ...

Tevis, Walter

(1928-1984) US author, professor of English literature at the University of Ohio, who perhaps remains best known as the author of The Hustler (1959), filmed in 1961, and its sequel, The Color of Money (1984), filmed in 1986. He began publishing sf with "The Ifth of Oofth" for Galaxy in April 1957 as Walter S Tevis – his early work, and the tales he wrote around 1980, are assembled as Far from Home (coll 1981) – but he first came to wide notice as an sf writer with The Man Who Fell ...

Russell, W Clark

(1844-1911) US-born sailor (1858-1866), journalist and author, UK-based from early childhood, most of whose prolific output (something like fifty-seven novels) dealt with sailors and the sea. Of sf interest are The Frozen Pirate (1887 2vols), in which a French pirate, frozen for years in cold climes, is resuscitated briefly from this Suspended Animation and tells the narrator where there is some buried treasure; and The Flying Dutchman (1887; vt The Death Ship, A Strange Story: An Account of a ...

Tregillis, Ian

(1973-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Tin Man's Lament" in Inside Straight (anth 2008) edited by George R R Martin, a Wild Cards Braid; he is best known for his complicatedly Equipoisal Milkweed Triptych, starting with Bitter Seeds (2010), set in an Alternate History version of World War Two and afterwards, where Magic works, the Nazis tamper with the occult in their attempts to create Supermen, and various characters combat each other ...

Kiwerski, Krzysztof

(1948-    ) Polish director, writer, animator and painter. After studying at the High School of Fine Arts in Poznań, he went on to graduate from Krakow's Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts Faculty of Painting in 1973. Kiwerski would become head of the Academy's Animation Art Studio, as well as a Professor of Fine Arts in its Faculty of Graphic Arts. He also worked for the Animated Film Studio ("Studio Filmów Animowanych") in Krakow, for whom he created most of his ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...



x
This website uses cookies.  More information here. Accept Cookies