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Film (1993). Universal. Directed by Joe Dante, screenplay Charlie Haas from a story by Jerico and Charlie Haas. Cast includes Simon Fenton, John Goodman, Lisa Jakub, Omri Katz and Cathy Moriarty. 99 minutes. Colour. / Not so much an sf movie as a movie giving a cultural critique of sf movies. The setting is Key West, Florida, during the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, when nuclear war for a time seemed imminent. Teenager Gene Loomis (Fenton) is new in town, ...

Glitch Techs

US animated online tv series (2020). Nickelodeon Animation Studios. Creators and Executive Producers: Dan Milano and Eric Robles. Directors include Phil Allora, Chris Graham and Hyunjoo Song. Writers include Ashly Burch and Dan Milano. Voice cast includes Ricardo Hurtado, Monica Ray and Luke Youngblood. Nineteen 23-minute episodes (save for the double-length first episode). Colour. / When the Hinobi Games company discovers its Videogames occasionally ...

Cavalier, The

1. US general-fiction Pulp magazine published by the Frank A Munsey Company, edited by Robert H Davis. It evolved from The Scrap Book and appeared monthly October 1908-January 1912, became The Cavalier Weekly, 6 January 1912 to 9 May 1914, then merged with All-Story Weekly to form All Story Cavalier Weekly (see The ...

Otterbourg, Edwin M

(1885-1967) US lawyer, judge and author, of some sf interest for his alice sequence beginning with Alice in Rankbustland: (With Apologies to Lewis Carroll) (1923 chap), a Satire on what he deemed absurd legal strictures on the execution of bankruptcies (see Economics); the tale, placing elements of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland (1864) in a kind of ...

Russell, John [2]

(1792-1878) UK politician and author, Prime-Minister of Great Britain 1846-1852, and 1865-1866, grandfather of Bertrand Russell; from his early writing career, the title novella assembled in Adventures in the Moon and Other Worlds (coll 1836) features a trip by mechanical Spaceship to the Moon, where a mélange of figures from various narrative traditions can be found, including ...

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 ...

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