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Corman, Roger

(1926-2024) US film-maker, a number of whose films are sf. Born in Los Angeles, he graduated in engineering from Stanford University in 1947, and spent a period in the US Navy and a term at Oxford University before going to Hollywood, where he began to write screenplays; his first sale was Highway Dragnet (1954), a picture he coproduced. He soon formed his own company and launched his spectacularly low-budget career. From 1956 he was regularly associated with ...

Castillo Vicci, Alberto

(1938-    ) Venezuelan author and retired professor emeritus who has published twelve books about artificial intelligence (see AI) and the fundamentals of science. His Cuentos esotéricos ["Esoteric Tales"] (coll 2008) won the Premio de Narrativa "La Tuna de Oro" presented by Casa Nacional de las Letras Andrés Bello in 2008. In this collection, he extends some logical, scientific, philosophical ...

Stranger Within, The

Made-for-tv film (1974). Lorimar/ABC TV. Directed by Lee Philips. Teleplay Richard Matheson, based on his "Mother by Protest" (September/October 1953 Fantastic; vt "Trespass" in The Shores of Space, coll 1957). Cast includes David Doyle, Barbara Eden, George Grizzard and Joyce Van Patten. 72 minutes. Colour. / A woman (Eden) becomes pregnant – inexplicably, as her husband (Grizzard) is certified to ...

Ice River

US Amateur Magazine published in letter-size format by David Memmott of Union, Oregon, one of the earliest to use desktop publishing technology. It ran for six issues from Summer 1987 to February 1990, appearing twice a year and never making its planned triannual schedule. It was supported by a grant from the Oregon Arts Commission and the National Endowment of the Arts which allowed the magazine to make a token payment to contributors, but was never ...

Kerr, Frank R

(1889-1977) Australian author of an only partially fictionalized Utopia, Days After Tomorrow: A Voice from 2000 AD (1944 chap), telling of a time when something like a World State benignly presides. [JC]

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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