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Iron Sky

Film (2012; rev vt Iron Sky: Dictator's Cut 2014). Blind Spot Pictures Oy, 27 Films Production, New Holland Pictures. Directed by Timo Vuorensola. Written by Jarmo Puskala from a story by Johanna Sinisalo. Cast includes Julia Dietze, Udo Kier, Christopher Kirby, Götz Otto, Stephanie Paul, Tilo Prückner, Peta Sergeant, Johanna Sinisalo. Theatre release 93 minutes; DVD release 111 minutes. Colour. / The first sf story in which Nazis escape into space after World War Two is probably ...

Tausend Augen des Dr Mabuse, Die

Film (1960; vt The Thousand Eyes of Dr Mabuse; vt The Diabolical Dr Mabuse). CCC Filmkunst/CEI Incom/Criterion. Directed by Fritz Lang. Written by Lang, Heinz Oskar Wuttig, based on characters created by Norbert Jacques, author of Dr Mabuse, Master of Mystery (trans Lilian A Clare 1923). Cast includes Dawn Addams, Gert Fröbe, Werner Peters, Wolfgang Preiss and Peter Van Eyck. Variously 99 or 103 minutes, depending on film speed; 103 minutes is correct. Black and white. / After a gap of ...

Waugh, Charles G

(1943-    ) US college professor, anthologist and author, most of whose work up to 2002 – 193 titles all told – was in collaboration with Martin H Greenberg, either alone or with further collaborators. These included such "name" authors as Robert Adams, Poul Anderson, Piers Anthony, Isaac Asimov, David A Drake, Joe Haldeman, Barry N Malzberg, Richard Matheson, Robert Silverberg, S M Stirling and Jane Yolen. In this period, 1979-2002, Waugh co-edited 80 ...

Shippey, Tom

Working name of Indian-born academic and editor Thomas A Shippey (1943-    ), in the UK from childhood; Professor of English Language and Medieval Literature at the University of Leeds 1979-1993; held the Walter J Ong Chair of Humanities at St Louis University 1993-2008. In essays and reviews, which he has been publishing since the mid-1970s, he takes a clear-headed orthodox view of the central figures of sf and fantasy; Fictional Space: Essays on Contemporary Science ...

Theater Five

Radio series (1964-1965; vt Theatre-Five; vt Theater 5). ABC-Radio Network. Directors included Ted Bell, Harry Nelson and Warren Sommerville. Writers included Lillian Anderson, Sherman Dryer, Richard McCracken, Robert Newman, Saul Panitz, William N Robson and Lawrence Weinberg. Announcer and host: Fred Foy. 260 20-minute episodes, of which 256 episodes survive. / A late effort by ABC to revive US radio drama, this was a general anthology drama series which although of good quality ran for ...

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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