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Roswell

US tv series (1999-2002). Created by Jason Katims, based on the book series by Melinda Metz and Laura J Burns. Producers include Katims, Ronald D Moore, and Jonathan Frakes. Directors include Patrick R Norris, Paul Shapiro, and Frakes. Writers include Katims, Moore, and Thania St. John. Cast includes Shiri Appleby as Liz Parker, Jason Behr as Max Evans, Katherine Heigl as Isabel Evans, Brendan Fehr as Michael Guerin, Majandra Delfino as Maria DeLuca, Nick Wechsler as Kyle Valenti, Colin Hanks ...

Moulder, Victor

(1867-1949) US author of a Lost Race novel, Ophiris; Or, the Ophir of Solomon: A Story of Adventure & Love in the Land of the Incas (1902), set as its subtitle implies in the mountains of Brazil and Peru, and incorporating some occult Solomonic material. [JC]

Space School

UK tv serial (1956). Produced by Kevin Sheldon. Written by Gordon Ford. Cast includes David Drummond, Matthew Lane, Donald McCorkindale, John Stuart and Julie Webb. Four 25-minute episodes. Black and white. / The producer of this Children's SF serial was also behind such earlier British sf serials as The Lost Planet (1954). In Space School, a group of children live in an artificial satellite while their father spends his time surveying the moons of Mars for possible landing sites. The model ...

Conrad, Earl

(1912-1986) US author, fairly prolific and sometimes controversial. His sf comprises a Near-Future novel, The Premier (1963), in which a Black segregationist creates a separatist Black state in Western America; and a collection of short stories, The Da Vinci Machine: Tales of the Population Explosion (coll of linked stories 1969), set in various futures postulated (and perhaps brought into being) by the eponymous machine. [JC]

Race to Witch Mountain

Film (2009). Walt Disney Pictures (see The Walt Disney Company) presents in association with Gunn Films. Directed by Andy Fickman. Written by Mark Bomback and Matt Lopez, based on previous Disney adaptations of the novel Escape to Witch Mountain (1968) by Alexander Key. Cast includes Ike Eisenmann, Carla Gugino, Ciarán Hinds, Dwayne Johnson, Alexander Ludwig, Kim Richards, AnnaSophia Robb and Tom Woodruff Jr. 94 minutes. Colour. / A Las Vegas cab driver helps two Aliens forestall the ...

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 ...



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