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Serpent's Egg, The

Film (1977). Known in Germany as Das Schlangenei. Dino De Laurentiis Corporation/Rialto Film/Bavaria Film. Directed and written by Ingmar Bergman. Cast includes Heinz Bennent, David Carradine, Gert Fröbe, Liv Ullmann and James Whitmore. 119 minutes. Colour. / Ingmar Bergman's thirty-eighth film as director has generally been understood as a failed attempt to give an intimate portrait of Weimar Berlin in 1923, a place and a period he did not know and was unlikely to master. There are ...

Brown, George Mackay

(1921-1996) Scottish poet, playwright, journalist and author, active from the mid-1940s with The Orkney Herald and other local papers, where his casual-seeming but intensely felt essays on the history and fate of the Orkneys appeared until his death. With his first volumes of poems, The Storm, and Other Poems (coll 1954 chap) and Loaves and Fishes (coll 1959 chap) he began to establish himself as a poet of very considerable stature; he remains best known for this work, which includes a powerful ...

Marr, Andrew

(1959-    ) Scottish broadcaster, journalist, editor and author, active mostly in England, primarily with the BBC from 2000. His first novel, Head of State (2014), is a political thriller set in a modestly Near Future 2017, with Charles III on the throne, Hillary Clinton the President of the USA, and a charismatic prime minister about to win a referendum confirming UK's continuing membership in the European Union. The concealing of his sudden death six days before the vote ...

Martyn, Wyndham

Pseudonym of UK author William Henry Martin Hosken (1874-1963), in the US from around 1905, just before he began publishing fiction in American magazines, sometimes as W H G Wyndham Martin, Croydon Heath, or William Grenvil. He seems to have written (and may have lived as) Wyndham Martyn from an early date. Most of his thrillers involve secret agents, without fantastic content; the Anthony Trent sequence features a criminal who solves mysteries the police cannot. Nightmare Castle (1935) is a ...

Meet the Robinsons

Animated film (2007). Walt Disney Animation Studios (see The Walt Disney Company). Directed by Steve Anderson. Written by Jon Bernstein, Michelle Spitz and Don Hall & Nathan Greno, Aurian Redson, Joe Mateo and Anderson. Cast includes Jordan Fry and Wesley Singerman. 91 minutes. Colour. / Lewis (Fry) is a twelve-year-old orphan whose catastrophic Inventions scare off prospective adoptive parents, leading to knockabout comedy in which the hapless young inventor ultimately triumphs over ...

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, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...



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