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Nevinson, C R W

(1889-1946) UK author and painter who served as a war artist in World War One, and was active as an English exponent of Futurism both as painter, as his war work demonstrated, and as polemicist; Vital English Art (1914 chap) with Filippo Marinetti, a manifesto espousing (and attempting to corner) the Futurism movement in the UK, created an instant controversy, gaining the animosity of Wyndham ...

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

US Serial Film (2008). Timescience Bloodclub/Mutant Enemy. Directed by Joss Whedon. Written (including songs) by Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, & Jed Whedon; lyrics by Joss Whedon, Tancharoen, and Jed Whedon; music by Joss Whedon and Jed Whedon. Cast includes Felicia Day, Nathan Fillion, Neil Patrick Harris and Simon Helberg. 3 episodes; 42 minutes total. Colour. / Written during the 2007-2008 ...

Planeta Bur

Russian film (1962; vt Planet of Storms; vt Storm Planet; vt Cosmonauts on Venus). Leningrad Studio of Popular Science Films. Directed by Pavel Klushantsev. Written by Alexander Kazantsev, Klushantsev. Cast includes Kyunna Ignatova, Gennadi Vernov, Vladimir Yemelyanov and Georgi Zhonov. 85 minutes, cut to 74 minutes. Colour. / Cosmonauts land on Venus, accompanied by a robot that plays dance music (thus ...

Hunter, Justin

(?   -    ) UK author of a Tie to the Warhammer universe (see Warhammer 40,000), Windhammer: Forged in Battle (2004), in which a small untried military unit gets tried by a force of "goblins" and other inimicals. [JC]

Du Brul, Jack

(1968-    ) US author who has focused on Technothrillers, some of them extending into the fantastic, as does his first novel, Vulcan's Forge (1998) as by Jack B Du Brul, which begins the Philip Mercer sequence featuring a geologist who – not entirely unlike Steven Spielberg's similarly scholarly Indiana Jones – has physical gifts extending beyond the probable. In ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. He began to publish work of genre interest with an sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" in Triquarterly for Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959]; he began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and later in ...

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