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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.

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Superman [film]

Film (1978). Dovemead/International Film Production. Directed by Richard Donner. Written by Mario Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman, Robert Benton, with Tom Mankiewicz as "creative consultant"; based on a story by Puzo. Cast includes Ned Beatty, Marlon Brando, Jackie Cooper, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Valerie Perrine and Christopher Reeve. 143 minutes. Colour. / Superman's visit to the wide screen was long delayed, ...

Daleks

Sinister and implacable Aliens in the Television series Doctor Who: bent on universal conquest, they are Mutants rendered immobile by radioactivity, inhabiting metal transporters as Cyborgs with built-in Blasters (see Mecha) and manipulators. Their rallying cry, delivered in their ...

Weekley, Ian

(1933-2014) UK teacher and author, who should not be confused with the artist and modeller Ian Weekley (1932-2005). His sf novel, The Moving Snow (1974), rather prosaically describes how a family copes with a Climate Change crisis that brings severe Arctic conditions to the UK. All in all they survive snugly (see Cosy Catastrophe). [JC]

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Film (2016). Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (see The Walt Disney Company) presents a Lucasfilm production. Directed by Gareth Edwards. Written by Tony Gilroy, John Knoll, Chris Weitz and Gary Whitta, based on characters created by George Lucas. Cast includes Riz Ahmed, Peter Cushing, Ingvild Deila, Carrie Fisher, Felicity Jones, James Earl Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Mads Mikkelsen, Wayne Pygram, ...

Wolf, Spencer

(?   -    ) US author of After Mind (2015), a Near Future tale where the brain of a young man with progeria, who is dying of old age symptoms, is rehoused in the body of an artificial child, where he is destined to become an AI consciousness. But he has Amnesia. Family complications ensue. [JC]

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...



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