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Hogan, Ernest

(1955-    ) US author, married to Lee Hogan, who began publishing sf with "The Rape of Things to Come" for Amazing in March 1982. His first novel, Cortez on Jupiter (1990), uses the subversive tone of Cyberpunk to tell the tale of a countercultural street artist looking for fulfilment, travelling from the usual hyperbolic Near-Future Southern California by jagged stages to Jupiter, where he confronts without blinking an Alien species with whom it has been death for more ...

6th Day, The

Film (2000). Phoenix Pictures presents a Jon Davison production. Directed by Roger Spottiswoode. Written by Cormac Wibberly, Marianne Wibberly. Cast includes Robert Duvall, Tony Goldwyn, Michael Rooker and Arnold Schwarzenegger. 123 minutes. Colour. / In the future, mankind has the Technology to replicate humans physically and mentally, but the process is illegal. Unsurprisingly, certain rich and powerful individuals are nevertheless being cloned (see Clones) in this way, under a programme ...

Stranger Things

US online tv series (2016-current). 21 Laps Entertainment and Monkey Massacre for Netflix. Created by Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer. Written by Paul Dichter, Justin Doble, Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer, Jessica Mecklenburg, Jessie Nickson-Lopez and Alison Tatlock. Directed by Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer and Shawn Levy. Cast includes Millie Bobby Brown, Joe Keery, David Harbour, Charlie Heaton, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Matthew Modine, Shannon Purser, Winona Ryder, Noah Schnapp and Finn Wolfhard. ...

Ruck, Berta

(1878-1978) Indian-born author, in UK from an early age, married to Oliver Onions (1873-1961) [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below]; of some interest for stories published in various collections such as The Post-War Girl and Other Stories (coll 1922), A Wish a Day (coll 1956) and Sherry and Ghosts (coll 1961). Of more direct sf interest is The Immortal Girl (1925), whose 45-year old protagonist takes a Drug that rejuvenates her – Serge Voronoff's monkey gland treatment is ...

Niccol, Andrew

(1964-    ) New Zealand filmmaker who migrated to London in the mid-eighties, where he directed television commercials before moving to Hollywood in the nineties to write and direct feature films. After being bought out of his contract to direct his spec screenplay The Truman Show (1998) in favour of veteran Australian director Peter Weir, he made his debut as writer-director with the stylish Genetic Engineering dystopia Gattaca (1997). S1m0ne (2002) returned to some of the ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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