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Outer Limits: An Illustrated Review, The

US oversize Fanzine, roughly 27 x 21 inches published in similar format to a trade paperback. Scorpio 13 Publishing. Publisher/Editor: Ted C Rypel. Two numbered, undated issues, 1977. The intended publication schedule was quarterly. / Focused on The Outer Limits (1963-1965), this was perhaps the first US fanzine dedicated to an sf Television series other than Star Trek (1966-1969). It launched with overly ambitious plans; though the quality was excellent, only two of a planned four issues ...

Seaborn, Adam

Pseudonym of the unidentified author of the well-written Symzonia: A Voyage of Discovery (1820), which sets a Utopia inside a Hollow Earth, and which contains some good-tempered Satire of America aboveground. Some commentators – including J O Bailey, who edited a 1965 facsimile edition of the original text – have assumed Seaborn to have been Captain John Cleves Symmes, whose hollow-earth theories are exploited in the book, and who see for further discussion. It is the case, however, ...

Holy Motors

Film (2012). A Pierre Grise Productions, Théo Films, Pandora Filmproduktion, Arte France Cinéma and WDR / Arte co-production made with the participation of the Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC) and Canal+ and the support of the Media Programme of the European Union and presented in association with Soficinéma 8 and Wild Bunch. Written and directed by Leos Carax. Cast includes Denis Lavant, Kylie Minogue and Édith Scob. 111 minutes. Colour. / A ...

Carr, John F

(1944-    ) US author who began publishing sf with The Ophidian Conspiracy (1976), an unpretentious Space Opera which demonstrated considerable imagination but a stylistic gaucheness; both characteristics mark his subsequent novels, Pain Gain (1977) and Carnifax Mardi Gras (extract February 1982 Fantasy Book as "Dance of the Dwarfs"; 1982), though the latter shows a saving exuberance. Memorial work on H Beam Piper – to the furtherance of whose posthumous career Carr ...

Smallville

US tv series (2001-2011). Created by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar for the WB Network (2001-2006) and the CW Network (2006-2011). Producers include Gough, Millar, Joe Davola, Brian Robbins, and Michael Tollin. Directors include James Marshall, Greg Beeman, Mike Rohl, Jeannot Szwarc, Terrence O'Hara, and Glen Winter. Writers include Gough, Millar, Tim McCanlies, Brian Wayne Peterson, Kelly Souders, and Todd Slavkin. Cast includes Tom Welling as Clark Kent, Allison Mack as Chloe Sullivan, Michael ...

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 the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...



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