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Naha, Ed

(1950-    ) US author and journalist, at one time the Los Angeles-based movie correspondent for the New York Post; between July 1986 and September 1990 he ran the regular movie and television Nahallywood column in Science Fiction Chronicle. His nonfiction books, aimed at a popular market, include: Horrors – From Screen to Scream (1975); The Science Fictionary: An A-Z Guide to the World of SF Authors, Films and TV Shows (1980), a small, selective encyclopedia that is ...

Gandahar

French/Korean animated film (1987; vt The Light Years). SEK Animation Studio. Based on the novel Les Hommes-machines contre Gandahar (1969) by Jean-Pierre Andrevon. Directed and written by René Laloux. Voice cast includes Pierre-Marie Escourrou and Georges Wilson. 83 minutes. Colour. / The land of Jaspar on the planet Gandahar is a paradise, overlooked by a City in the form of a giant statue; here blue-skinned humans live in harmony with Alien nature, preferring "natural order to ...

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 ...

Pressfield, Steven

(1943-    ) Trinidad-born screenwriter and author, in US from early childhood; of his several screenplays, those filmed include King Kong Lives (1986) directed by John Guillermin, a Monster film; and Freejack (1992), which is sf. His first novel, The Legend of Bagger Vance: A Novel of Golf and the Game of Life (1995), which was unsuccessfully filmed as The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000) directed by Robert Redford, hints at a supernatural structuring of the golf match that ...

Goron, Marie-François

(1847-1933) French soldier from 1865, and police officer from 1881, eventually head of the Sûreté, best known for Les Memoires de M Goron: Ancien Chef de la Sûreté ["Memoires of Monsieur Goron: Former Head of the Sûreté"] (1897). With Émile Gautier, he wrote the Fleur de Bagne sequence – Fleur de Bagne, roman contemporain (1901 Le Journal; 1902 3vols; trans Brian Stableford as Spawn of the Penitentiary: Volume 1: From Devil's Island to the ...

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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