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Amprimoz, Alexandre L

(1948-2012) Italian multilingual scholar, critic, translator, reviewer, and poet, long resident in Canada. He published work in a variety of literary and scholarly journals, and taught Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Brock University in Ontario, Canada. While the majority of his work focuses on French, Italian and Spanish culture, translation, literature and poetry, in 1979 he wrote CDN SF&F: A Bibliography of Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy (1979 chap) with Michael ...

Hurd, Gale Anne

(1955-    ) US film producer who cut her teeth on Roger Corman's New World Pictures' exploitation movies; she was production manager on Battle beyond the Stars (1980) and coproduced the car-chase movie Smokey Bites the Dust (1981) with Corman. She came to prominence with the excellent low-budget independent film The Terminator (1984), whose screenplay was cowritten by her and her then husband James Cameron (also a graduate of the Corman school of low-budget film-making ...

Star Trek Into Darkness

Film (2013). Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions present a Bad Robot production. Directed by J J Abrams. Written by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman & Damon Lindelof. Cast includes John Cho, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, Bruce Greenwood, Leonard Nimoy, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoë Saldana, Karl Urban, Peter Weller and Anton Yelchin. 133 minutes. Colour, 3D (converted). / After Kirk is demoted following a Prime Directive violation, his mentor Christopher ...

Promised Neverland, The

Japanese animated tv series (2019-2021). Original title Yakusoku no Neverland. Based on the Manga by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu. CloverWorks. Directed by Mamoru Kanbe. Written by Toshiya Ono and Kaiu Shirai. Voice cast includes Nao Fujita, Mariya Ise, Yuko Kaida, Shin'ichirō Kamio, Hiyori Kono, Sumire Morohoshi, Ari Ozawa, Atsumi Tanezaki and Maaya Uchida. 23 23-minute episodes. Colour. / In 2045 (see Near Future) at an idyllic Pastoral orphanage, the children are raised by Isabella ...

Galaxy Science Fiction Novels

A companion series to Galaxy Science Fiction. The first 31 issues of these numbered books, which resembled magazines, were published irregularly, 1950-1957, in Digest format, and a further four, 1957-1959, were issued in standard paperback format. #1-#7 (1950-1951) were published by World Editions, #9-#35 (1952-1959) by Galaxy Publishing Corp. The series was then taken over by Beacon Books, a publisher specializing in mild pornography, which brought out 11 further issues, #36-#46 (1959-1961), ...

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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