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Monolith Monsters, The

Film (1957). Universal. Directed by John Sherwood. Written by Norman Jolley, Robert M Fresco (1930-2014), based on a story by Jack Arnold and Fresco. Cast includes Lola Albright, Les Tremayne and Grant Williams. 77 minutes. Black and white. / In this rather good little film, crystals from a meteorite that has fallen near a small desert town grow and multiply rapidly when wet. They also cause death by absorbing all the silicon from any living thing that touches them, paradoxically turning ...

Artemis Magazine

US professional Print Magazine which ran some additional material on its website (now defunct). Published by LRC Publications, Brooklyn, in association with DNA Publications, edited by Ian Randal Strock, and planned as a quarterly (but only met that schedule for the first three issues), it saw eight letter-size issues between Spring 2000 and Winter (January) 2003. Artemis was a magazine with a mission. It was part of the Artemis Project, founded in 1993 by Gregory Bennett and the subject of an ...

Glukhovsky, Dmitry

(1979-    ) Russian journalist and author, best known for his Metro sequence beginning with Metro 2033 (2002 ebook; rev 2005; trans 2010), which was soon developed as a Videogame (for details see Metro 2033). The original tale begins in Near Future Russia, after the devastation caused by World War Three, and traces the evolution of an Underground network, each node being a station in the Moscow subway system, and of the savage intramural conflicts that ensue (see Keep; ...

Lo, Malinda

(1974-    ) Chinese-born journalist and author, in USA from early childhood, active online, writing for, from about 2003. Her first series, the Ash sequence beginning with Ash (2009), is fantasy, turning on a reworking of the Cinderella story as a lesbian romance; the second volume, Huntress (2011), is a prequel set in Faerie [for Cinderella, Faerie and Twice-Told see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below]. / Lo is of sf interest for her second ...

Anderson, Gerry

(1929-2012) UK television producer and author, born Gerald Alexander Abrahams, who worked closely with his wife Sylvia Anderson; he was also an animator and she a voice artist. They will forever be remembered for a succession of 1960s children's puppet adventure shows on television that occasionally dealt with sf themes on a far more extensive scale than contemporary adult programming. Gerry Anderson's first two series, The Adventures of Twizzle (1958) and Torchy the Battery Boy (1959), were ...

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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