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Planeta de las Mujeres Invasoras, El

["Planet of the Female Invaders"] Mexican film (1966; vt Planet of the Female Invaders). Estudios América/Producciones Corsa. Directed by Alfredo B Crevenna. Written by Emilio Gómez Muriel and Alfredo Ruanova. Cast includes Elizabeth Campbell, Ethel Carrillo, Graciela Doring, José Ángel "Ferrusquilla" Espinosa, José Gálvez, Rogelio Guerra, Maura Monti, Guillermo Murray, Raúl Ramirez, Adriana Roel and ...

Ouellette, Pierre

(1945-    ) US author of The Deus Machine (1994), in which the eponymous super-Computer, capable of evolving into an AI, needs either to be protected or destroyed as the tale progresses into realms of Horror in SF; The Third Pandemic (1996), set in the Near Future, follows the course of a Pandemic ...

Deadly Harvest

Film (1977). Burg-Ambassador, Joebeck Production. Directed by Timothy Bond. Written by Martin Lager. Cast includes David Brown, Kim Cattrall, Gary Davies, Nehemiah Persoff and Clint Walker. 87 minutes. Colour. / Deadly Harvest is set in an over-industrialized Near Future America where Climate Change in the form of global cooling has shrunk available farmland. Predictably this leads to chaos, with roving ...

Sargasso Sea

This region in the west of the North Atlantic Ocean, with Bermuda near its western edge, is named for the Sargassum seaweed that grows there and which – along with historical accounts of sailing ships being becalmed there – gave rise to the popular legend of a seaweed-choked Zone of mystery, a mist-shrouded oceanic Lost World of derelict ocean craft, very probably infested with Monsters and ...

Hejja, Attila

(1955-2007) American artist, born in Hungary, who moved to the United States with his family at the age of two; his year of birth has also been listed as 1954. After studying under artist Harold Stevenson, Hejja launched a career as an artist and art instructor, founding the Stevenson Academy of Fine Arts to teach students in his home town of Oyster Bay, New York. His various assignments included work for NASA, the United States Air Force, and the United Nations; several covers for ...

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 ...

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