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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

Animated film (2013). Sony Pictures Animation/Columbia Pictures. Directed by Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn. Written by John Francis Daley, Jonathan M Goldstein and Erica Rivinoja, based on story by Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Rivinoja. Cast includes Anna Faris, Will Forte and Bill Hader. 95 minutes. Colour. / The fact that original directors and writers Lord and Miller only return as executive producers with a story credit would usually spell danger, particularly given the directorial ...

Dudbroke

Or Montague Dudbroke, narrator of the one novel attributed to this name. Pseudonym of an unidentified UK author (?   -?   ) – E F Bleiler in Science Fiction: The Early Years (dated 1990 but 1991) suggests that the author may have been a biologist – whose The Prots: A Weird Romance (1903) uncannily prefigures Karel Čapek's The War with the Newts (1935), though it is very unlikely that the Czech author saw an English title of this obscurity. A ...

Devine, Arthur D

Pseudonym of South African author and journalist Arthur Durham Divine (1904-1987), in the UK from before World War Two and active as a war correspondent throughout that conflict; he also wrote as A D Devine, A D Divine, David Divine and David Rame. Of genre interest is Wings over the Atlantic (date unknown but pre-1938), in which a brilliant Mad Scientist attempts the traditional task of conquering the world with his Inventions. Tunnel from Calais (1942; 1943 as by David Rame) is a Channel ...

Xongo-Tee-Foh-Tchi

Pseudonym of the unidentified UK author (?   -?   ) of Napoleon in the Other World: A Narrative Written by Himself: And Found near his Tomb in the Island of St Helena, by Xongo-Tee-Foh-Tchi, Mandarin of the Third Class (1827), in which, three years after his apparent death, the eminent Mandarin Xongo-Tee-Foh-Tchi discovers a manuscript written by Napoleon describing his posthumous spirit journey into space, where Hell, a planet located about eighteen million miles ...

Pacific Rim

American film (2013). Warner Brothers/Legendary Pictures. Directed by Guillermo Del Toro. Written by Travis Beacham and del Toro, based on a story by Beacham. Cast includes Charlie Day, Idris Elba, Burn Gorman, Charlie Hunnam, Robert Kazinsky, Rinko Kikuchi, Max Martini and Ron Perlman. 131 minutes. Colour. / As a prelude to their colonization of Earth, Aliens from another Dimension have opened a "breach" (see Wormhole) at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, through which they are sending a ...

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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