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UK pocketbook Magazine published from 1960 by Liverpolitan, Birkenhead, also as Storyteller Contest. Some front covers bear the variant title International Storyteller, while the spine and title page read Storyteller. #3 was an all-sf issue as International Storyteller Omnibus, all stories by writers unknown in sf; it is dated 1964, with no editor named. [PN]

Species II

Film (1998). Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Directed by Peter Medak. Written by Chris Brancato. Cast includes James Cromwell, Marg Helgenberger, Natasha Henstridge, Justin Lazard, Michael Madsen and Mykelti Williamson. 93 minutes. Colour. / Although released theatrically, Species II plays more like a direct-to-video sequel to Species (1995). On the first manned mission to Mars, astronauts collect rock samples which contain mysterious ...

Chronicle [film]

Film (2012). Twentieth Century Fox presents a Davis Entertainment Company production. Directed by Josh Trank. Written by Trank with Max Landis. Cast includes Dane DeHaan, Michael B Jordan, Michael Kelly, Ashley Hinshaw, Bo Petersen and Alex Russell. 89 minutes. Colour. / Three teenagers develop Telekinesis after touching a meteorite. / "I bought a camera and I'm filming everything from here on out." / Rarely has the association between ...

Ikeda Noriaki

(1955-    ) Japanese author and producer, sometimes operating under the working name Kenshō Ikeda, an alternate reading of the characters that spell his name. A graduate in Literature from Komazawa University, he first gained attention as a critic and chronicler of Japan's distinctive Tokusatsu genre, in which rubber monsters and super-sized heroes duel in the streets of a model Tokyo. His magazine column "SF Hero ...


Pseudonym of UK author John W Wall (1910-1989), a career diplomat for the UK from 1933 until his retirement in 1966. Most of the short stories assembled in Ringstones, and Other Curious Tales (coll 1951) and The Doll Maker, and Other Tales of the Uncanny (coll 1953) [for vts see Checklist] are fantasy, but the haunting and nightmarish The Sound of His Horn (1952) has often been conscripted to the sf ranks by sf critics, for it is partially set in an ...

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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...

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