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Film (2007). IEG Virtual Studios and Revolution Studios present a Saturn Films/Broken Road production. Directed by Lee Tamahori. Written by Gary Goldman and Jonathan Hensleigh and Paul Bernbaum; screen story by Goldman, based on "The Golden Man" (April 1954 If) by Philip K Dick. Cast includes Jessica Biel, Nicolas Cage, Peter Falk, Tory Kittles, Thomas Kretschmann and Julianne Moore. 92 minutes. Colour. / Goldman (see ...

George, Jon

(?   -    ) UK author of two sf novels, after some unidentified shorter work. In Faces of Mist and Flame (2004), a late twenty-first-century mathematician creates a Time Viewer through which she is able to observe – in complacent safety – and to share acoustically the horrific experiences in World War Two of a soldier who creates for himself an inner fantasy narrative ...

Pope, Nick

(1965-    ) US author of two Technothrillers, the Operation sequence comprising Operation Thunder Child (1999) and Operation Lightning Strike (2000), involving advanced Weapons used to threaten the UK, which turn out to prefigure an Alien Invasion. [JC]

Lowenstein, Sallie

(1949-    ) US author of tales for younger children and Young Adult novels, often with fantastic settings. Of sf interest are Evan's Voice (1998), set in a future Dystopia where the protagonist cares for his young brother Evan whose has been rendered speechless by a plague – eventually hope dawns; Focus (2001), which takes place on a future Earth where ...

Sandes, John

(1863-1938) Irish-born journalist and author, in Australia from 1887, noted for a determinedly patriotic, Christian form of Australian nationalism; he also wrote as by Don Delaney. His first novel, Love and the Aeroplane: A Tale of Tomorrow (1910), is set in a distant Near Future Australia transformed by advances in Transportation, with monorails and other innovations. The story itself is a somewhat congested ...

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 ...

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