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Matrix Revolutions, The
Film (2003). Warner Bros. Pictures in association with Village Roadshow Pictures and NPV Entertainment presents a Silver Pictures production. Andy (now Lilly) Wachowski and Larry (now Lana) Wachowski. Cast includes Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Keanu Reeves, Jada Pinkett Smith and Hugo Weaving. 124 minutes. Colour. / The conclusion to the Matrix franchise continues the narrative of The ...
Pseudonym of US author Susan Spaeth Kyle (1946- ), who has also published occasionally under her own name; most of her many novels are Westerns or romance tales, usually as by Palmer. Of sf interest is The Morcai Battalion (1980; rev 2008 as by Palmer), a Space Opera set in a Galactic Empire riven by a vast war. [JC]
(1952- ) US author whose first novel was a falteringly effective horror tale, The Living One (1993), and whose second was Magazine Beach (1996), a Near Future thriller whose villains, after hijacking the world's information networks (see Internet), plan to melt the polar icecaps, perhaps impatient at the pace of global warming (see Climate Change). ...
(? - ) US author of a Young Adult sf novel, The Thirty-First of April (1982), set in a Parallel World. [JC]
US letter-size saddle-stapled Media Magazine printed on a mix of newsprint and better-quality paper. Published by O'Quinn Studios/Starlog Communications. Editor: David McConnell, others. 70 issues 1982 to 2000. Publication schedule was bimonthly or monthly. / This publication attempted to cover Comics in much the same way as its parent magazine Starlog did with sf films and ...
(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 ...