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Greenfield, Susan

(1950-    ) UK neuroscientist, broadcaster, entrepreneur and author, publishing from around 1970 at least 200 technical papers, mostly focused on brain research, as particularly directed to Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Her first novel, 2121: A Tale from the Next Century (2013), has some of the narrative clarity (and from contemporary eyes didactic dryness) of her two most vivid models, Aldous Huxley's ...

Superman Returns

Film (2006). Warner Bros. Pictures. Directed by Bryan Singer. Written by Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris. Cast includes Kate Bosworth, James Marsden, Brandon Routh and Kevin Spacey. 154 minutes. Colour. / Superman's return to cinema largely ignores developments in the comics; instead Superman Returns reverently emulates the original Superman (1978). Set after ...

Reade, Philip

A probable pseudonym of an unidentified US author (?   -?   ); used for dime novels (see Dime-Novel SF) in Street & Smith's Good News and The Nugget Library in competition to Tousey's Frank Reade, Jr. stories (see Frank Reade Library); he is not to be confused with the author Philip Hildreth Reade (1844-1919). Reade wrote nine ...

Beresford, Leigh

Pseudonym of John Leigh Everett (circa 1941-    ), an author whose single sf novel for Robert Hale Limited is Fantocine (1981), a picaresque tale of a born peculator or thief told somewhat in the ornate manner of Jack Vance. [DRL]

Chilling Monster Tales

Letter-size saddle-stapled Cinema Magazine printed on newsprint-quality paper. One issue only: August 1966. Published by MM Publishing Ltd from New York. No editor named. / Chilling Monster Tales consisted chiefly of uncredited summaries of classic Monster or Horror films including House of Frankenstein (1944) (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. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for ...

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