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I Am Number Four

Film (2011). DreamWorks SKG and Reliance Big Entertainment present a Bay Films production. Directed by D J Caruso. Written by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar and Marti Noxon, based on the novel by Pittacus Lore. Cast includes Dianna Agron, Callan McAuliffe, Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer and Alex Pettyfer. 109 minutes. Colour. / Optioned with impetuous haste on the basis of an in-progress draft of the novel and rushed into accelerated production in ...

Belot, Adolphe

(1829-1890) Guadeloupe-born French playwright and author of popular fiction, mostly melodramatic, and probably too "racy" to be publishable in English during his lifetime. He is known in translation only for the Miss Poles sequence comprising La Sultane parisienne (1877) and La Vénus Noire: Voyage Dans l'Afrique Central (1877; trans George D Cox as The Black Venus: A Tale of the Dark Continent 1881), both volumes having been translated ...

Mihalik, Jessie

(?   -    ) US software engineer and author who has specialized in broad-gauge Space Operas with romance elements, female protagonists who may be princesses caught up in the kind of intrigues that normally roust Galactic Empires. Examples are the Rogue Queen sequence beginning with The Queen's Gambit (2018), featuring a queen who must win a War ...

Chipman, W P

(1854-1937) US author of stories for Boys' Papers; his sf tale of some routine interest is An Aerial Runaway: The Balloon Adventures of Rod & Tod in North & South America (1901) with C P Chipman, who was his son. [JC]

Porges, Irwin

(1909-1998) US author, brother of Arthur Porges, who collaborated with him on at least one story: "A Touch of Sun" (April 1959 Fantastic). Irwin Porges wrote five volumes of nonfiction, those of sf relevance being the literary biographies Edgar Allan Poe (1963) and Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Man Who Created Tarzan (1975). [JC/DRL]. /

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 ...



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