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Dr Satan

Mexican film (1966). Producciones Espada S. de R.L.. Directed by Miguel Morayta. Written by Sidney T Bruckner, José María and Fernández Unsáin. Cast includes Judith Ruiz Azcarraga, Quintín Bulnes, Joaquín Cordero, Alma Delia Fuentes and José Gálvez. 92 minutes. Black and white. / Scientist Dr Plutarco Aruzamena (Cordero) kidnaps and kills a beggar by injecting them with ...

Kawamata Chiaki

(1948-    ) Japanese author whose debut work "Shita" ["Tongue"] (January 1972 NW-SF) was published while he was still working as a copywriter at the Advertising agency Hakuhodo. In the same year, he began writing SF criticism with "Ashita wa Docchi da!" ["Which Way is Tomorrow?"], which ran until 1975 in S-F Magazine and was subsequently collated in Yume no Kotoba, Kotoba no Yume ["Words of ...

Shaffer, Eugene Carl

(?   -    ) US author of three sf novels: The Last Breath (1974), in which apocalyptic Disasters force the evacuation of Earth; The Clones (1980), which takes a dim view of Clones, as they will revolt and must be exterminated; and Panic 7 (1980), in which civilization is again threatened. [JC]

Emms, William

(1930-1993) UK teacher and occasional television scriptwriter responsible (among other work) for "Galaxy Four", a four-part Doctor Who television story in 1965 which does not take place in Galaxy Four. The original script was published as Doctor Who: The Scripts: Galaxy Four (1994), and novelized by Emms as Doctor Who: Galaxy Four (1985); the plot, featuring downed Spaceships and at least two ...

Victoire, Camila

(?   -    ) Canadian author, in Australia for a considerable period, currently resident in Canada. Her first novel, the Young Adult Blood Circus (2023), depicts the distant Near Future presence of a new species of humanoid, which may save or terminate Homo sapiens after centuries of planetary devastation caused by global warming (see ...

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. He began to publish work of genre interest with an sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" in Triquarterly for Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959]; he began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and later in ...

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