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High Life

Film (2018). Wild Bunch and Andrew Lauren Productions presents in association with Alcatraz Films, Arte France Cinéma, BFI Film Fund, Canal+, Ciné+, Madants, Pandora Filmproduktion, Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, The Apocalypse Films Company and Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen. Directed by Claire Denis. Written by Denis and Jean-Pol Fargeau with Geoff Cox and Andrew Litvack with additional material by Nick Laird and Zadie Smith. Cast includes Victor Banerjee, André Benjamin, ...

Mamatas, Nick

(1972-    ) US author much of whose work has been horror or fantasy, of interest not only for his sf but for an assured and adventurous mixing of genres (see Equipoise), often couched as Satire, throughout his career to date; it is at times not easy – nor perhaps very useful – to fix particular tales into a safe generic framework, though his creative interest in H P Lovecraft makes it possible to describe much of his work in terms of Horror in SF. He began to ...

Siegele, H H

(1883-1983) US author, mostly of nonfiction works on carpentry and building in general; Pushing Buttons (1946 chap) is a short Lost Race tale. [JC]

Senn, Steve

Working name of US illustrator and author Oscar Steven Senn (1950-    ); he also publishes under his full name. Though he has concentrated on works for younger readers, he is of some interest for his use of specifically sf tropes in the Spacebread sequence, comprising the Space Opera feats of a spacefaring cat; singletons include Ralph Fozbek and the Amazing Black Hole Patrol (1980) (see Black Holes) and Loonie Louie Meets the Space Fungus (1991). Given their context, the sf ...

East, Rebecca

Pseudonym of US author Rebecca Warner (1951-    ), a psychology professor at the University of New Hampshire. Her first novel A.D. 62: Pompeii (2003), is a Time Travel tale whose protagonist – a twenty-first-century expert in the period – is sent on an exploratory mission to the first century Roman empire, but is stranded there, and to survive becomes a kind of Scheherezade, telling stories out of her centuries of lore to her masters, for she has been enslaved. ...

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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