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Roys, Willis E

(?   -?   ) US author of Flame Eternal; And, Maharajah's Son (coll 1936), the first of the two novellas assembled being a Lost Race tale in which an Edenic matriarchy (see Gender) is discovered in the heart of Brazil. [JC]

Horton, Forest W, Jr

(?   -    ) US author of a Technothriller, The Technocrats (1980), revolving around a super-Computer in the wrong hands, and the justified Paranoia this causes when it turns out that the computer is running America via a proxy Android president. [JC]

Thompson, Caroline

(1956-    ) US screenwriter and author; she wrote at least three scripts for Fantasy films by Tim Burton (not given entries here), and for City of Ember (2008) directed by Gil Kenan. Of sf interest is First Born (1983), in which an aborted foetus either returns to life, or is the survivor of a Mad Scientist experiment on the ...

Mort en direct, La

French/West German film (1979; vt Death Watch). Selta Film/Little Bear/Sara Film/Gaumont/Antenne 2/TV 15. Coproduced and directed by Bernard Tavernier. Written by David Rayfiel, Tavernier, based on The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe (1974; rev vt The Unsleeping Eye 1974; vt Death Watch 1981) by D G Compton. Cast includes Harvey Keitel, Romy Schneider, ...

NOW Comics

US Comics publisher active from 1985 to 2005, also variously known as NOW Entertainment Corporation and NOW Media Group Incorporated. Founded by Tony C Caputo. / An independent publisher which was successful for some years, NOW Comics published many licensed titles based on such genre properties as the films Ghostbusters (1984) and Fright Night (1985), and the Television series The ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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