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Apollo 18

Film (2011). Dimension Films and Timur Bekmambetov present a Bekmambetov Projects Ltd production. Directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego. Written by Brian Miller. Cast includes Andrew Airlie, Warren Christie, Michael Kopsa, Lloyd Owen and Ryan Robbins. 86 minutes. Colour. / A Spacesuit Film in which US astronauts encounter Aliens on the Moon. / "We're witnessing what could be evidence of extraterrestrial contact." / Good aliens are hard to find. Where some register as Monsters or ...

Easterbrook, Neil

(1957-    ) US critic, academic, editorial consultant for Science Fiction Studies since 2002, member of the editorial advisory board for Extrapolation since 2008, of the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts since 2009 and of Science Fiction Film and Television since 2010. / Easterbrook's reviews have appeared in Science Fiction Studies, the SFRA Review (see SFRA Newsletter) and Extrapolation. His scholarly work covers a broad spectrum of subject matter from modernist and ...

Clone Master, The

Made-for-tv film (1978). Mel Ferber Productions/Paramount Television for NBC-TV. Produced by John D F Black. Directed by Don Medford. Written by Black. Cast includes Ralph Bellamy, Art Hindle, Ed Lauter and John Van Dreelan. 100 minutes. Colour. / Research Scientist Dr Simon Shane (Hindle) and his mentor Dr Ezra Loutman (Bellamy) are hired, supposedly by the US government, to conduct advanced research on Cloning. Shane soon begins to correctly suspect that their employer is not a government ...

Mancour, Terry L

(1968-    ) US author of a Tie to the Star Trek universe, Star Trek: The Next Generation #20: Spartacus (1992) as T L Mancour. He is also of sf interest for two self-published Sequels by Another Hand to H Beam Piper's Space Viking (November 1962-June 1963 Analog; 1963): Prince of Tanith (2011 ebook) and Princess Valerie's War (2011 ebook). The likewise self-published Casanova's Butterfly sequence opening with Bad Penny (2017) deals with erotic exploits facilitated by Time ...

Duncan, Andy

(1964-    ) US author who was a graduate of the 1994 Clarion West workshop (see Clarion Science Fiction Writers' Workshop) and began to publish work of genre interest with "Liza and the Crazy Water Man" in Starlight 1 (anth 1996) edited by Patrick Nielsen Hayden; this is assembled with other early work in Beluthahatchie and Other Stories (coll 2000), which won a World Fantasy Award as best collection. Further recognition followed: "The Pottawatomie Giant" (1 November 2000 ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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