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Evans, Christopher [2]

(1951-    ) Welsh-born UK chemist, teacher and author who has published sf and fantasy novels under his own name and as Christopher Carpenter, Nathan Elliott, Robert Knight and John Lyon, and some non-genre fiction as by Evan Christie and Alwyn Davies. His first publications, released more or less simultaneously, were the rather bad Plasmid: A Novelization (1980) as by Robert Knight, a Tie to an untraceable (and perhaps unmade) movie, and the impressive Capella's Golden Eyes ...

Irving, Theo

(?   -?   ) UK author of whom nothing is known; his sf novel, Half Way to Hades (1901), whose plot – as reported by George Locke in A Spectrum of Fantasy: Volume Two (1994) – involves x-ray vision and Telepathy. [JC]

Bridges, T C

(1868-1944) French-born UK author, in Florida for some years before 1894; he also wrote as Christopher Beck. A prolific author of boys' fiction from 1899 or earlier, including some Sexton Blake Library stories, he wrote several sf tales for the oldest segment of his audience. Of greatest interest are The Secret of the Waters (1917), a tale set Under the Sea, where young lads in a submarine encounter Monsters; Martin Crusoe: A Boy's Adventure on Wizard Island (1920), which takes young Martin ...

Geddes, Adrienne

(?   -    ) New Zealand author known only for The Rim of Eternity (1964), an sf novel in which an isolated culture faces, over an increasingly unsettling passage of years, the incursion of realities generated by an Alien presence. [JC]

Frankenstein's Daughter

Film (1958; vt She Monster of the Night). Astor Pictures/Layton Film Productions, Inc. Produced by Marc Frederic. Directed by Richard E Cunha. Written by H E Barrie, distantly based on Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus (1818; rev 1831) by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Makeup by Harry Thomas. Cast includes John Ashley, Wolfe Barzell, Sandra Knight, Harold Lloyd Jr, Felix Locher, Donald Murphy, Sally Todd and Harry Wilson. 85 minutes. Black and white. / A descendant of the infamous ...

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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