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Futurian, The

UK Fanzine (1938-1940), edited from Leeds, Yorkshire, by J Michael Rosenblum as "A Green Jester Publication". Eight typeset issues on an approximately quarterly schedule from June 1938 to Spring 1940. / A continuation of the Leeds Science Fiction League's Bulletin (2 issues, January and March 1938), The Futurian was a small printed publication featuring fiction, Poetry and articles by leading sf fans of the day, including Arthur C Clarke, Ralph Milne Farley, John Russell Fearn, David H ...

Skyline

Film (2010). Rogue presents a Hydraulx Entertainment/Transmission Entertainment/Relativity Media production in association with Rat Entertainment. Directed by Greg and Colin Strause. Written by Joshua Cordes and Liam O'Donnel. Cast includes Eric Balfour, Brittany Daniel, Donald Faison, Scottie Thompson and David Zayas. 94 minutes. Colour. / Urban counterpart to Monsters (2010), made on a comparative shoestring in and around Greg Strause's apartment building, in which Los Angeles (see ...

O'Brien, Robert C

Pseudonym of US author Robert Leslie Conly (1918-1973); his books were marketed as juveniles, though the last two are essentially adult. His first, The Silver Crown (1968; rev 1973) [see Checklist below], is a sometimes frightening, complex fantasy about the kidnapping of a young girl by a king who in turn is ruled by a malignant Machine. Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (1971; vt The Secret of NIMH 1982), which won the Newbery Medal, tells of a group of fugitive rats who have escaped from a ...

Night of the Living Dead

1. Film (1968). Image 10 Productions/Walter Reade-Continental. Directed by George A Romero. Written by Romero and John A Russo. Cast includes Karl Hardman, Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea and Keith Wayne. 96 minutes, cut to 90 minutes. Black and white. / This unrelenting and downbeat Horror film, Romero's astonishing debut, tells of a horde of walking, cannibalistic corpses who lay siege to an isolated house. Their revival is explained by "space radiation" brought to Earth on an aborted Rocket ...

Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman

Made-for-tv movie (1993), first screened December 1993. Home Box Office/Warner Bros Television/Bartleby Ltd. Produced by Debra Hill. Directed by Christopher Guest. Written by Joseph Dougherty, based on the screenplay of Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) written by Mark Hanna. Cast includes Daniel Baldwin, Christi Conaway, Frances Fisher, Daryl Hannah and William Windom. 89 minutes. Colour. / This is a remake of a rather dim affair from 1958 with (approximately) the same title, directed by ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...



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