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Neanderthal Man, The

US film (1953). Global Productions, Inc. Produced by Aubrey Wisberg and Jack Pollexfen. Directed by Ewald André Dupont (credited as E A Dupont). Written by Wisberg and Pollexfen from their original story. Cast includes Richard Crane, Beverly Garland, Doris Merrick (Ruth Marshall), Tandra Quinn (credited as Jeanette Quinn), Robert Shayne and Joy Terry (Jan Groves). 78 minutes. Black and white. / Professor Clifford Groves (Shayne), an expert on prehistoric life, has developed the ...

Grosse Verhau, Der

Film (1970; vt The Big Mess). Kairos Film. Produced and directed by Alexander Kluge. Written by Kluge, Wolfgang Mai. Cast includes Silvia Forsthofer, Siegfried Graue, Vincenz Starr and Maria Sterr. 86 minutes. Black and white and colour. / This West German comedy is by a director – a leading light of the German New Wave – whose apprenticeship was with Fritz Lang. It is an amusing Dystopia set in 2034 CE, when the Galaxy has been opened up to entrepreneurs, and monopoly ...

Pease, Tom

(?   -    ) US author of Pudoria (1961), a Near Future Utopia, with some authoritarian implications: financial transactions are abhorred; money itself cannot be mentioned; free love (see Sex) is openly practised. [JC]

Kashiwaba Sachiko

(1953-    ) Japanese author, largely of fantasy fiction for children and Young Adults, beginning with Kiri no Mukō no Fushigi-na Machi (1975; trans Christopher Holmes as The Marvelous Village Veiled in Mist 1987), in which the titular Brigadoon-like Polder [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below], where local accents echo that of Kashiwaba's native Iwate, is revealed to a six-year-old child on a summer vacation, who is obliged to then work there to pay for ...

Tatăr, Doru

(1956-    ) Romania civil engineer and author in whose sf novel, Prioritate Zero (1990; trans Raymond Humphreys and Petru Iamandi as Top Priority 2011), a tale of Cosmology in which the implosion into the universe of a vast Black Hole leads to a human/Alien interaction whose outcome is likely to generate a something like a new universe (see Cosmology; Transcendence). [JC]

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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