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Deep Blue Sea

Film (1999). Warner Bros Pictures presents in association with Village Roadshow Pictures-Groucho III Film Partnership an Alan Richie-Tony Ludwig/Akiva Goldsman production. Directed by Renny Harlin. Written by Duncan Kennedy, Donna Powers and Wayne Powers. Cast includes Saffron Burrows, LL Cool J, Thomas Jane, Samuel L Jackson, Jacqueline McKenzie and Stellan Skarsgård. 105 minutes. Colour. / A trio of sharks Genetically Engineered with human brain tissue attack the Scientists at an ...

Donnelly, Lara Elena

(?   -    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Witches of Athens" in Strange Horizons for October 2013. Her first novel, Amberlough (2017), is a noir thriller set in an Alternate World whose eponymous capital City, which in some aspects resembles Weimar Berlin, is under threat from the radical right (see Politics). The Decadence of Amberlough culture does not seem threatening, and t he tale is told in a surprisingly jaunty manner. ...

DEINDE

Performance (2012). Written by August Schulenberg, directed by Heather Cohn, produced by Flux Theatre Ensemble, featuring Rachael Hip-Flores, David Ian Lee, Isaiah Tanenbaum, Nitya Vidyasagar, and Ken Glickfield. Scenic design by Will Lowry. Lighting by Kia Rogers. / DEINDE was an original play by August Schulenberg featuring the ideas and dangers possible in quantum computing (see Quantum Computers). The play premiered at the Secret Theatre in Long Island City, New York on 27 April 2012. ...

Pedreira, David

(?   -    ) US journalist and author whose Near Future sf novel Gunpowder Moon (2018) focuses on crises in mining the Moon in 2072, a decade after Climate Change has ruined the home planet. Various partially crippled imperial domains (see Imperialism) survive, including America and China, and continue their savage spats. Sabotage and conspiracies on the Moon are uncovered by the protagonist, Caden Dechert, who is a weary vet; the action builds inexorably; ...

Mantel, Hilary

(1952-    ) UK author, best known for the nonfantastic Wolf Hall sequence of novels beginning with Wolf Hall (2009), which deals with the career of Thomas Cromwell (1485-1540) (see Sir Thomas More). Some of her work is of more direct interest. The Mysterious Stranger who gives his name to Fludd (1989), which is set in a small town in the England of 1956, may be the Devil, though the supernatural occurrences which attend his visit lead not only to distress but, for some, a ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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