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Exile

Videogame (1988). Superior Software. Designed by Peter Irvin, Jeremy Smith. Platforms: BBCMicro (1988); Electron (1989); Amiga, AtariST, C64 (1991); CD32 (1995). / Exile is an example of a Videogame form which was popular in the UK during the 1980s, but rare elsewhere and hardly seen since, that of the "arcade adventure". In works of this type, solving physical puzzles is combined with the reflex and coordination based jumping and fighting gameplay which is characteristic of "platform ...

McConnochie, Mardi

(1971-    ) Australian author, partner of James Bradley; her first novel Coldwater (2001), written for adults, is nonfantastic, as is The Snow Queen (2004); she has also written fantasy for relatively young readers, She is of sf interest for the Young Adult Quest of the Sunfish sequence beginning with Escape to the Moon Islands (2017; vt The Flooded Earth 2018), set in a moderately distant Near Future Earth, some time after catastrophic flooding, due to Weather Control gone ...

Moseley, Maboth

(1906-1975) UK author of the Near Future War Upon Women: A Topical Drama (1934), in which a highly modern War is seen in terms of its savage effect on women (see Feminism). Moseley is also the author of Irascible Genius: A Life of Charles Babbage, Inventor (1964) (see Charles Babbage). [JC]

Machine, The

Film (2013). Red & Black Films. Directed and written by Caradog W James. Cast includes Jade Croot, Helen Griffin, Pooneh Hajimohammadi, Denis Lawson, Caity Lotz, Jean-Paul Macleod and Toby Stephens. 91 minutes. Colour. / There is no backstory; by the year 2013, it may be, the makers of The Machine felt none would be necessary. The viewer is dumped in medias res into a desolate surveillance-heavy Near Future England just as a Cold War between China and the West has heated up. Teams of ...

Bloom, Britton

(1951-    ) Author, presumably US, of a Buck Rogers Tie: Buck Rogers – The Inner Planets Trilogy, Vol 3: Matrix Cubed (1991). [JC] see also: Buck Rogers XXVC. /

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, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...



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