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Kdo Chce Zabít Jessii

Film (1965; vt Who Would Kill Jessie?). Filmové studio Barrandov. Directed by Miloš Macourek, Václav Vorlíček. Written by Macourek, Vorlíček. Cast includes Karel Effa, Dana Medřická, Olga Schoberová, Jiří Sovák and Juraj Višný. 80 minutes. Black and white. / This very funny Czechoslovak film was conceived for children, but the makers realized that the idea had satirical potential. ...

Anthony, Kaye

(?   -?   ) UK author of a mildly Satirical Utopia set in Near Future Britain, whose nature is suggested by its full title: The Passionate Calvary: Being an Introduction to the Conquest of England by the Forces of the Unknown and More Particularly to William Bundle, Grocer, Founder of the Peckham Guild of Thought, and King of England (1932); through the influence of ...

3SF

UK A4-size Slick magazine published by Ben Jeapes, Big Engine Co, London, and edited by Liz Holliday. It saw only three bimonthly issues, October 2002 to February 2003, before the publishing company went into liquidation. A fourth issue was completed but not printed. Although printed on good quality coated paper, 3SF lacked the glitz and sparkle of Liz Holliday's previous magazine Odyssey and, when ...

Ryan, Amy Kathleen

(?   -    ) US author who has concentrated on work for the Young Adult market, including her first novel, Shadow Falls (2005), which is nonfantastic. The young protagonist of Vibes (2009), who is Telepathic, find school and family increasingly stressful; the Sky Chasers sequence comprising Glow (2011) and Spark (2012) locates its ...

Ward, Julian

(?   -    ) UK author whose We Died in Bond Street (1952) describes a Near Future London terrorized by the neo-fascist New England Party, which is attempting to take over the government. The city is put to the torch. [JC]

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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