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Mole People, The

US film (1956). Universal-International Pictures. Produced by William Alland. Directed by Virgil W Vogel. Written by László Görög. Mole Creature masks by Jack Kevan. Cast includes John Agar, Frank Baxter (introduction only as narrator), Hugh Beaumont, Phil Chambers, Alan Napier, Nestor Paiva and Cynthia Patrick. 77 minutes. Black and white. / The film begins with Dr Frank Baxter delivering a short speech on the Hollow Earth theories of John Symmes and others, ...

Where Have All the People Gone?

Made-for-tv film (1974). Metromedia/NBC. Directed by John L Moxey. Teleplay Lewis John Carlino, Sandor Stern, from a story by Carlino. Cast includes Verna Bloom, Peter Graves, George O'Hanlon Jr and Ken Sanson. 72 minutes. Colour. / A man and his teenage children are in a cave when a solar flare creates a virus (!) which kills, then reduces to something like sand, almost everybody on Earth. Following this global Disaster the family journeys across California to their seaside home, where ...

Murphy, M K L

(?   -    ) US author whose gonzo spoof The Isle of Minimus (2016) comes close to sf-like turns of story, though the surreal disjointedness of the telling, which is oddly underlined by the fact that the entire text comprises a single sentence, generates a sense that the scenes presented may not be designed to be grasped literally. This reluctance to fix to the world the various story elements evoked – the titular Island of "dwarfs" in the English Channel ...

Miller, John J

(1954-2022) US author, who began publishing work of genre interest with "Comes a Hunter" in Wild Cards (anth 1987) edited by George R R Martin, followed shortly by his first Tie, Buck Rogers: First Power Play (1990), part of the Buck Rogers: The Inner Planets Trilogy subseries. He also contributed to the Ray Bradbury Presents sequence [see Checklist below]. His two Shared World novels in the Wild Cards sequence are Wild Cards VII: Dead Man's Hand (1990) with George R R Martin and Melinda ...

Science Fact & Science Fiction Concatenation, The

UK Fanzine/Newszine edited by Tony Chester, Graham Connor (until his death in late 2018) and Jonathan Cowie. Launched at the 1987 UK Eastercon as a nominally annual A4 print publication with nine issues to 1997 (skipping 1995 and 1996); after a two-year hiatus it migrated online in 1999. Currently updated each academic term: spring, summer and autumn. / Print editions of SF² Concatenation – as it is known for short – were distributed at Eastercons and by mail to specialist ...

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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