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Ulbach, Louis

(1822-1889) French author, prolific in various genres from around 1844, well known for polemical satires as by Ferragus which targeted both the political left and right. Of sf interest are the tales assembled in Le Prince Bonifacio; La dame blanche de Bade; Le petit homme rouge; Le démon du laco (coll 1864; trans Brian Stableford with added stories as Prince Bonifacio and Other Stories coll 2013). "Le Prince Bonifacio" (in L'Isle des Rêves, coll 1860) is in part a political Satire, ...

Shriek

Letter-size saddle-stapled Cinema magazine. Publisher: Acme News Company Incorporated. Editor credited as "Frank N Stein". Four issues, May 1965 to Winter 1967. Publication was nominally quarterly, but in fact erratic. / This was a venture by magazine distributor Acme News into the Movie Monster magazine field; though short-lived it was of good quality, with well-written articles and interviews. The focus was almost entirely on such then-current films as Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. ...

Iron Sky

Film (2012; rev vt Iron Sky: Dictator's Cut 2014). Blind Spot Pictures Oy, 27 Films Production, New Holland Pictures. Directed by Timo Vuorensola. Written by Jarmo Puskala from a story by Johanna Sinisalo. Cast includes Julia Dietze, Udo Kier, Christopher Kirby, Götz Otto, Stephanie Paul, Tilo Prückner, Peta Sergeant, Johanna Sinisalo. Theatre release 93 minutes; DVD release 111 minutes. Colour. / The first sf story in which Nazis escape into space after World War Two is probably ...

Glitch Techs

US animated online tv series (2020). Nickelodeon Animation Studios. Creators and Executive Producers: Dan Milano and Eric Robles. Directors include Phil Allora, Chris Graham and Hyunjoo Song. Writers include Ashly Burch and Dan Milano. Voice cast includes Ricardo Hurtado, Monica Ray and Luke Youngblood. Nineteen 23-minute episodes (save for the double-length first episode). Colour. / When the Hinobi Games company discovers its Videogames occasionally glitch, expelling their Monsters into ...

Scott, John Reed

(1869-1942) US author active between 1906 and 1917, most of his tales being romantic historical adventures; of sf interest is The Duke of Oblivion (1914), set on a Caribbean Island where an Underground society of English refugees is found surviving in Mayan ruins. [JC]

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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