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It Lives Again

Film (1978; vt It's Alive II). Larco/Warner Bros. Produced and directed by Larry Cohen. Written by Cohen. Cast includes Frederic Forrest, Kathleen Lloyd, John Marley and John P Ryan. 91 minutes. Colour. / This sequel to It's Alive (1974) has the Mutant child's father from the previous film warning another young couple that the pregnant wife may also produce a mutant baby and that the government is systematically terminating all such pregnancies, even though he has learned that the Monsters ...

Yang, Neon

(?   -    ) Singapore molecular biologist, journalist and author who legally adopted the name Neon Yang in 2020, having also written as by JY Yang, Jy Yang and June Yang; they began to publish work of genre interest with "Interview" as JY Yang in The Ayam Curtain (anth 2012) edited by Joyce Chng and JY Yang as June Yang. Their work is primarily of fantasy interest, though the Tensorate sequence, beginning with the simultaneously released The Black Tides of ...

Palmer, Suzanne

(?    -    ) US author and computer system administrator who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Ins and Outs of Intergalactic Diplomacy" in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine for August/September 2005. She topped the Asimov's Readers' Poll in various categories (including Poetry) from 2016 to 2020. Her Hard SF story "The Secret Life of Bots" (September 2017 Clarkesworld) won a Hugo as best novelette, and her novella "Waterlines" ...

Kealing, Ethel Black

(1877-1960) US poet and author of one Lost Race novel, Desra of the Egyptians: A Romance of the Earlier Centuries (1910); it is set in Egypt. [JC]

Beyond Good & Evil

Videogame (2003). Ubisoft. Designed by Michel Ancel. Platforms: PS2 (2003); GC, XBox (2004); Win (2006); PS3, XB360 (2011). / Beyond Good & Evil is an action Adventure, displayed in a third person three-dimensional view. It is set on Hillys, a colony planet inhabited by humans and anthropomorphic aliens. Hillys is beautiful and peaceful, a harmonious world where even the criminals are charming. However, it is under attack by the DomZ, a race of giant Psionic spiders. While Hillys is ...

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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