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Gardner, John [2]

(1933-1982) US author and academic who achieved popularity with his large contemporary novel, The Sunlight Dialogues (1972); much of his work is fantastic, but none of it is in fact sf [for full entry see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below]. His second novel, The Wreckage of Agathon (1970), is a fantasy of history set in an anachronistic Sparta; his third, Grendel (1971), mordantly ...

Zimlich, Jan

(?   -    ) US author whose first novel, Not Quite Paradise (1995), is a romantic sf tale set in rural America, where crashlanded Aliens establish First Contact with humans, an action which ends in Sex and other involvements. The complicated plotting in Heart's Play (1998) and The Black Rose (2000) encourage a sense that an underlying ...

Island of Lost Souls

Film (1932). Paramount. Directed by Erle C Kenton. Written by Waldemar Young, Philip Wylie, based on The Island of Dr Moreau (1896) by H G Wells. Cast includes Richard Arlen, Kathleen Burke, Leila Hyams, Alan Ladd, Charles Laughton, Bela Lugosi and Randolph Scott. 72 minutes. Black and white. / Though somewhat altered from the Wells original, and adding such Hollywood touches as a seductive Panther Girl, ...

Chikyū Bōeigun

Film (1957; vt The Mysterians; vt Earth Defense Force). Toho/MGM. Directed by Ishirō Honda. Written by Takeshi Kimura, based on a story by Jojiro Okami. Cast includes Akihiko Hirata, Kenji Sahara and Yumi Shirakawa. 89 minutes. Colour. / This Japanese sf Pulp epic is about Alien invaders, their own planet destroyed by nuclear Holocaust, who land in Japan seeking women for breeding ...

Infinity Plus

Sf/fantasy fiction and reviews website edited 1997-2006 by Keith Brooke. Infinity Plus is now dormant, but its archives can still be read online. [DRL] links / Infinity Plus

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...



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