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Wild Palms

US tv miniseries (1993). American Broadcasting Company/Greengrass Enterprises/Ixtlan. Created and written by Bruce Wagner. Executive producers Wagner and Oliver Stone. Six hours. The first two-hour episode "Everything Must Go" directed by Peter Hewitt; the next one-hour episode "The Floating World" directed by Keith Gordon; the next one-hour episode "Rising Sons" directed by Kathryn Bigelow; the next one-hour episode "Hungry Ghosts" directed by Keith Gordon; the last one-hour episode "Hello, I ...

Re-Animator

Film (1985). Re-Animator Productions/Empire. Directed by Stuart Gordon. Written by Gordon, William J Norris and Dennis Paoli, based on Herbert West – Reanimator (February-July 1922 Home Brew as "Grewsome Tales"; vt March 1942-November 1943 Weird Tales; 1977 chap) by H P Lovecraft. Cast includes Bruce Abbott, Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton and David Gale. Full version 105 minutes. Colour. / In this Grand Guignol film Herbert West (Combs), a Mad Scientist medical student at Miskatonic ...

Krauzer, Steven M

(1948-    ) US author who wrote some Ties in the nonfantastic Executioner/Marc Bolan sequence as well as some Westerns, and who is of sf interest for Brainstorm (1991), a Young Adult tale featuring an eleven-year old boy with Psi Powers who must escape an inimical government agency. [JC]

Outlands

UK slim Digest-size magazine. One issue, Winter 1946. Published by Outlands Publications, Liverpool; edited by Leslie J Johnson. An abortive Semiprozine of undistinguished fiction, subtitled "A Magazine for Adventurous Minds", Outlands included stories by John Russell Fearn and Sydney J Bounds (his first published story, "Strange Portrait"). A second issue was compiled but never published. [MJE/FHP/MA] links / Galactic Central illustrated checklist

Lofficier, Randy

(1953-    ) US editor, translator and author, almost invariably in collaboration with her husband, Jean-Marc Lofficier; see his entry for more detail about joint written and edited works. She is of greatest sf importance for French Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Pulp Fiction: A Guide to Cinema, Television, Radio, Animation, Comic Books and Literature from the Middle Ages to the Present (2000) with Jean-Marc Lofficier, a central work of reference for the study of the ...

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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