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Swenson, Patrick

(1958-    ) US editor, publisher and author, founder of Fairwood Press in 2000, which he continues to run and for which he designed many covers. Somewhat earlier in 1995 he founded and edited the magazine Talebones, which latterly operated through Fairwood. Swenson began to publish work of genre interest with "The Siren" in Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine for April 1990. His Union of Worlds sequence of interstellar ...

King Kong

1. Film (1933). RKO. Directed by Merian C Cooper and Ernest B Schoedsack. Written by James A Creelman, Ruth Rose, from a story by Cooper, with credit also given to Edgar Wallace. Special effects designed and supervised by Willis H O'Brien. Cast includes Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot and Fay Wray. 100 minutes. Black and white. / The classic ...

Forgotten, The

Film (2004). Revolution Studios presents a Jinks/Cohen Company production. A Joseph Ruben film. Directed by Joseph Ruben. Written by Gerald DiPego. Cast includes Julianne Moore, Linus Roache, Gary Sinise, Dominic West and Alfre Woodard. 91 minutes. Colour. / Given a dramatic weight that it does not deserve by the performance of Julianne Moore, one of the finer actors of her generation, The Forgotten promises an intriguing reality-bending drama but quickly dissolves into a poor ...

Sleeper

Film (1973). Rollins-Joffe Productions/United Artists. Directed by Woody Allen. Written by Allen, Marshall Brickman. Cast includes Allen, John Beck, Mary Gregory, Diane Keaton and Don Keefer. 88 minutes. Colour. / The plot device of having a man from the present suddenly finding himself in the future (this time through Cryonics) is nearly always used to comment on contemporary society rather than to speculate about the future (see ...

Ansible [publication]

Fanzine (1979-1987 and 1991-current), edited from Reading, Berkshire, UK, by David Langford. The first sequence used UK quarto format throughout, 4-10pp, and ran from #1 (August 1979) to #50 (August/September 1987) at irregular but increasing intervals; it was revived as a 2pp A4 newssheet with #51 (October 1991) and continues in this format, together with various digital and online versions. / Ansible – named for Ursula K ...

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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