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Terrore Nello Spazio

Italian film (1965; vt Planet of the Vampires). Italian International, Castilla Cinematografica, American International Pictures (AIP). Directed by Mario Bava. Written by (English) Louis M Heyward, Ib Melchior; (Italian) Callisto Cosulich, Antonio Roman, Alberto Bevilacqua, Bava, Rafael J Salvia; based on a story by Melchior, based in turn on an Italian story by Renato Pestriniero. Cast includes ...

Sahakyants, Robert

(1950-2009) Armenian animator and director born in Azerbaijan; his family moved to Armenia in 1964. He studied at the Khachatur Abovyan Pedagogic Institute, though not often enough, being expelled for non-attendance in 1970; by then he had joined the Armenfilm studio as an animator. Sahakyants was appointed as a director in 1972, producing numerous cartoons. In 2008 he was made a People's Artist of the Republic of Armenia. His surname is sometimes spelt "Saakyants" ...

Miller, Jon de Burgh

(?   -    ) UK author associated almost exclusively with the Doctor Who universe, for which he has written several Ties, including Doctor Who: The New Adventures: Bernice Summerfield: Twilight of the Gods (1999) with Mark Clapham and Doctor Who: Dying in the Sun (2001). He also contributed Time Hunter: Deus Le Volt (2006) to the Time Hunter sequence. ...

Tonks, Angela

(1913-2003) UK author, in the USA from 1959, whose Mind Out of Time (1958) deals with a telepathic relationship (see ESP) between two men, beginning when they are both incarcerated during World War Two, and moving uneasily into the Cold War, where the intimacy must be broken. [JC]

Young, Suzanne

(1976-    ) US author of the A Need So Beautiful paranormal romance sequence beginning with A Need So Beautiful (2011) and the Young Adult Program sequence beginning with The Program (2013), which is set in a Near Future Dystopian America afflicted by an apparent virus that causes a hugh number of teenagers to commit ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. ...

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