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Deus Ex Machina

Videogame (1984). Automata UK. Designed by Mel Croucher. Platforms: Spectrum (1984); MSX (1985); C64 (1986). / Deus Ex Machina is a member of no recognizable school of Videogame design, though its anarchic ethos can be seen in many other British games of the time. It is, rather, the computer game reconceived as concept album (see SF Music); it shares more with the work ...

Storyteller

UK pocketbook Magazine published from 1960 by Liverpolitan, Birkenhead, also as Storyteller Contest. Some front covers bear the variant title International Storyteller, while the spine and title page read Storyteller. #3 was an all-sf issue as International Storyteller Omnibus, all stories by writers unknown in sf; it is dated 1964, with no editor named. [PN]

Dr Satán y la Magia Negra

["Dr Satan and Black Magic"] Mexican film (1968). Producciones Espada S. de R.L. Directed by Rogelio A. González. Written by José María and Fernández Unsáin. Cast includes Joaquín Cordero and Noé Murayama. 83 minutes. Colour. / A sequel to Dr Satan (1966), this film opens with the Devil King awakening Dr Satan (Cordero) from his rest in Hell (see ...

Five

Film (1951). Columbia. Produced, written and directed by Arch Oboler. Cast includes James Anderson, Susan Douglas, Charles Lampkin, Earl Lee and William Phipps. 93 minutes, cut to 89 minutes (UK). Black and white. / The first "after the bomb" Post-Holocaust film, Five concerns five US survivors: a mountaineer, a pregnant girl, a token Black, a cashier and an adventurer. This is a gloomy art film with ...

Fine, Stephen

(1949-    ) US author whose first novel, Molly Dear: The Autobiography of an Android, or How I Came to my Senses, Was Repaired, Escaped my Master, and Was Educated in the Ways of the World (1988), rewrites Daniel Defoe's Moll Flanders (1722) as the memoirs of a twenty-first-century Android to satirical effect. Her innocence – assisted by memory wipes (see ...

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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...



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