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de Anguèrre, Charles Edgar

A pseudonym probably of Charles E Dean (?   -?   ), author of Do We Live Again? Man the Molecule, Phantasmal Thanatology [for full subtitle see Checklist] (1922), which combines the Afterlife Fantasy [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] with Space Flight, as a French scientist embarks on an interplanetary journey described in perfectly orthodox sf terms. After landing on the planet Eterno, he meets famous men and women from Earth's past, and conveys ...

Stern, Roger

(1950-    ) US Comics writer and editor, and author of three Ties to graphic works in which he had been involved: The Death and Life of Superman (1993) and Smallville: Strange Visitors (2002), both in the Smallville subsection of the Superman Universe division of the DC Comics Metaverse overseries; and Superman: The Never-Ending Battle (2005), in the Justice League of America Universe division of the DC Comics Metaverse. The Science of Superman (2005) with Mark Wolverton is ...

Takano Kazuaki

(1964-    ) Japanese author, almost exclusively of nonfantastic crime thrillers, an exception of sf interest being Jenosaido (2011; trans Philip Gabriel as Genocide of One 2014; vt Extinction 2015), an Alternate History which sets a Mutant Superman against a fearful and corrupt American government whose President, Gregory S Burns, is having difficulties coping with the Middle Eastern wars he has begun. [JC]

Triangle

Film (2009). Icon Entertainment International/Framestore/UK Film Council in association with The Pacific Film and Television Commission present a Dan Films/Pictures in Paradise production. Written and directed by Christopher Smith. Cast includes Rachael Carpani, Michael Dorman, Melissa George, Liam Hemsworth, Emma Lung and Henry Nixon. 96 minutes. Colour. / A young mother of an autistic son takes a day off to go sailing with five companions in the Bermuda Triangle, but a freak storm traps ...

Abbey, Edward

(1927-1989) US author, known equally for his controversial nonfiction studies of the ruining of the American West, and for the novels, written late in his career, jeremiads about the future of our planet that – at times melodramatically – advocate a form of armed resistance against the corporate buy-out of the world. The most famous of these late books is The Monkey Wrench Gang (1975; rev 1985), which Terry Bisson's Time-Travel novella Dear Abbey (2003) and Percival Everett's ...

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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