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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 ...

Dalek I Love You

Shortlived UK electropop band, formed by David Balfe (1958-    ) and Alan Gill (?1958-    ). The group's peculiar name was a compromise between Balfe's desire to name the band "Dalek" after the Doctor Who villains (see Daleks) and Gill's preference for "Darling I Love You". Their debut album Compass Kumpass (1980) includes an oblique celebration of the Doctor Who universe, "Destiny ...

Mediascene

Tabloid-size Media Magazine. Publisher: James Steranko as Supergraphics Publications. Editor: Steranko. 41 issues, 1972 to 1979. / While not an sf or fantasy Media Magazine per se, this title from Comics artist and author Steranko included a good deal of material on these genres. Starting life as Comixscene, it became Mediascene with issue ...

Cline, Ernest

(1972-    ) US screenwriter and author whose Ready Player sequence, beginning with Ready Player One (2011), is set in a Near Future 2044 where Climate Change and other degradations have made the external world profoundly unpleasant. In this context, the creation of a total-immersion Cyberspace-styled Virtual Reality ...

Wilkinson, Kerry

(1980-    ) UK author, whose work is almost exclusively nonfantastic, including the long Jessica Daniel crime novel sequence [not listed in Checklist below]. He is of sf interest primarily for the Young Adult Dystopian Silver Blackthorn series beginning with Reckoning (2014), set in an indefinably Near Future Britain delineated in terms that allow a ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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