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Film (2003). Universal Pictures in association with Marvel Enterprises presents a Valhalla Motion Pictures/Good Machine production. Directed by Ang Lee. Written by John Turman and Michael France and James Schamus; story by Schamus, based on the Marvel Comic by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Don Heck. Cast includes Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott, Josh Lucas and Nick Nolte. 132 minutes. ...

Knox, Hugh

(1942-2011) US author of erotic novels, some of them sf (see Sex), including Eros 2000 AD (1970) as by H R Kaye, which suggests that the Near Future will be engaging; and The Satyr (1970), which hints at Superman tropes. [JC]

MacDonell, A G

(1895-1941) India-born Scottish author who began his career as author with a series of thrillers as Neil Gordon; one of these, The Professor's Poison (1928), was sf, featuring the Invention of a new Weapon capable of gassing whole armies. From 1933, MacDonell wrote under his own name. In Lords and Masters (1936) an industrial struggle between traditional steel manufacturers and the developers of a new metal ...

Anderson, Timothy J

(1958-    ) Canadian editor, playwright and author, married to Candas Jane Dorsey; he is a member of Books Collective in Edmonton, Alberta, which publishes Tesseract Books, one of the central publishers of Canadian sf (see Canada, English). His first sf novel, Resisting Adonis (2001), is an erotic thriller (see Sex). [JC]

Skunks, Major

Pseudonym of the unidentified UK-based author (?   -?   ) of The Great Battle of Patchumup, Fought off Cape Keepumover, June 1st, in the Year of the Three Naughts (1865), a spoofish Future War tale involving exorbitant Weapons, Android soldiers, new species of Homo sapiens, and so forth. [JC]

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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