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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 ...

Stephensen-Payne, Phil

(1952-    ) UK bibliographer who regularly supplied UK publishing data to Locus from 1986 to the beginning of 1994, and who has compiled, often in collaboration with Gordon Benson Jr, a number of extremely useful "working Bibliographies" of sf writers, including Poul Anderson (with Benson), Brian W Aldiss, John ...

Monsters to Laugh With

Letter-size saddle-stapled Cinema magazine. Publisher: Non-Pareil Publishing, a subsidiary of Magazine Management Corporation. Editor: unknown. Seven numbered issues from 1964 to 1966. / This modest publication, chiefly a Humour title, was Marvel Comics' first effort to enter the Movie Monster magazine field. Monsters to Laugh With consisted of full-page black ...

Sakai, Stan

(1953-    ) US Comic-strip artist and writer, born in Kyoto, Japan, raised in Hawaii, and now based in Pasadena, California, known for keeping the anthropomorphic funny-animal tradition alive in the twenty-first Century by telling tales of a wandering, masterless samurai rabbit in seventeenth-century Japan. That series, Usagi Yojimbo, has the distinction of being the longest-running comic-book series by a single writer/artist, with no ...

Sutherland, James

(1900-1996) Scottish academic and author whose Parody of the Fantastic Voyage genre, The Narrative of Jasper Weeple: Being an Account of his Strange Journey to the Land of Midanglia, and of all that Happened to him in that Country (1930), describes the discovery of a medieval Utopian Lost Race in the heart of contemporary England. Midanglia, a benevolent ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was a long sf-tinged poem, "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly); he only began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and sf proper with ...

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