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Remember Me

Videogame (2013). DONTNOD Entertainment. Designed by Jean-Maxime Moris. Platforms: PS3, Win, XB360. / Remember Me is an action Adventure, scripted by Stéphane Beauverger and set in a near future "Neo-Paris" where the technological manipulation of human memories is commonplace (see Memory Edit). As in many earlier works dealing with the same theme, the ability to remove painful ...

Willard, T A

(1862-1943) US inventor, musician, entrepreneur and author of two Lost Race tales. In The Wizard of Zacna: A Lost City of the Mayas (1929), an ancient man tells the narrator of his experiences as a youth in a lost world dominated by a blonde princess who enthrals him (see She), though a brunette princess truly loves him (which kills her). Bride of the Rain God: Princess of Chichen-Itza, the Sacred City of the Incas ...

Neptune Factor, The

Film (1973; vt Conquest of the Deeps). Quadrant Films/20th Century Fox Film Corporation. Produced by Sandy Howard. Directed by Daniel Petrie. Written by Jack DeWitt. Cast includes Ernest Borgnine, Ben Gazzara, Yvette Mimieux and Walter Pidgeon. 98 minutes. Colour. / Oceanlab, a laboratory Under the Sea off the eastern coast of Canada, slides into a deep abyss after an earthquake, trapping its three-man crew with only a seven-day supply of ...

Landis, S M

(1829-1902) US clergyman and man of medicine (but not a doctor) whose theories about physical and mental health are promulgated in the 100 chapters of An Entirely New Feature of a Thrilling Novel!: Entitled, The Social War of the Year 1900; Or, the Conspirators and Lovers!: A Lesson for Saints and Sinners (1872), in which a healer, whose powers are sufficient for him to be described as a proto-Superman, combats evil and brings good sense (and a savage ...

Thomsen, Brian M

(1959-2008) US author and editor (sometimes as Brian Thomsen only) who was a founding editor of the New York Warner Books imprint Questar in the late 1980s, for which he edited many sf books of importance; later, from the early 1990s, he edited fantasy fiction for TSR, and from 1997 operated as a freelance author and editor, including consulting editorial work for Tor Books. / Thomsen began to publish work of genre interest with "The Locksley Scenario" in ...

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. ...

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