Search SFE    Search EoF

  Omit cross-reference entries  

Welcome to the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Fourth Edition. Some sample entries appear below. Click here for the Introduction; here for the masthead; here for Acknowledgments; here for the FAQ; here for advice on citations. Find entries via the search box above (more details here) or browse the menu categories in the grey bar at the top of this page.

Site updated on 3 October 2023
Sponsor of the day: Terrence Somerville


US made-for-tv film (1977). Douglas S Cramer Productions/NBC. Produced by Wilfred Lloyd Baumes. Directed by Herb Wallerstein. Written by Joseph Stefano. Cast includes Robert Logan, Yvette Mimieux, Sylvia Sidney, Bo Svenson and Clint Walker. 86 minutes. Colour. / A pair of young women at a Colorado ski resort are attacked and killed by something not clearly seen, an incident which is at first blamed upon a rogue bear. Head ski-patrol director Tony Rill (Logan) realizes at once that ...

Harrison, Eva

(?   -?   ) UK author whose first book, The Story of a Soul's Unfoldment (1905), describes the author's psychic communication with a Ancient Egyptian Priest. Of some sf interest is Wireless Messages from Other Worlds (1915), which contains a range of "spirit" (hence wireless) messages from other planets of the Solar System, giving details of higher forms of life. ...

Captain Science

US Comic (1950-1951). Seven issues. Youthful Magazines. Artists include Bill Molno, Harry Harrison, Joe Orlando, Gustav Schrotter and Wally Wood. Four strips per issue (two involving Captain Science) plus a two-page text story or article ("Can Science Make Gold?"). / In 1950, whilst on a geological field trip in New Mexico, physicist Gordon Dane and his young protege Rip Gary witness a ...

Zierold, Norman

(1927-2018) US author whose sf novel is The Skyscraper Doom (1972), in which a bizarre Disaster is inflicted upon New York, whose most notable effect is the melting of high buildings. [JC/DRL]


US tv miniseries (2002). Created and written by Leslie Bohem. Producers include Steven Spielberg, James Lima, and Julie Herlocker. Directors include Breck Eisner, John Fawcett, and Tobe Hooper. Cast includes Joel Gretsch as Owen Crawford, Steve Burton as Russell Keys, Catherine Dent as Sally Clarke, Eric Close as John, Andy Powers as Eric Crawford, Ryan Hurst as Tom Clarke, Anton Yelchin as Jacob Clarke, Desmond Harrington as Jesse Keys, Heather ...

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 consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and sf ...

This website uses cookies.  More information here. Accept Cookies