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Mechte Navstrechu

["Meeting a Dream Halfway"] Film (1963; vt A Dream Come True; vt Encounter in Space). Odessa Studios. Directed by Mikhail Karzhukov and Otar Koberidze. Written by Mikhail Karzhukov and Otar Koberidze, based on a draft screenplay by A Berdnik and Ivan Bondin. Cast includes Boris Borisenko, A Genesin, Larisa Gordeichik, Peeter Kard, Otar Koberidze, T Pochepa, Nikolai Timofeyev and Nikolai Volkov. 64 minutes. Colour. / On a Utopian future Earth, cosmonaut Andrei Sayenko (Borisenko) sings a ...

Vernes, Henri

Pseudonym of Belgian author Charles-Henri-Jean Dewisme (1918-2021), in France 1946-1949, prolific producer of Pulp-style adventure novels in various genres from the mid-1940s. His most popular series, the Bob Morane sequence beginning with La Vallée Infernale ["The Valley of Hell"] (1953; trans anon as Bob Moran in the Valley of Hell 1960) ends, more than 200 volumes later, with L'énigme du pôle: La chose dane les glaces ["The Enigma of the Pole: The Thing in the Glacier"] ...

Albion

Videogame (1995). Blue Byte Software. Platforms: DOS. / Albion is a Computer Role Playing Game which uses both two-dimensional overhead and three-dimensional first person views, developed by the same German team who produced the noted fantasy CRPG Amberstar (1992 Thalion Software, Amiga, AtariST, DOS). The game begins on board the Toronto, a factory starship sent to mine valuable resources from a newly discovered barren world. However, the main player character, Tom Driscoll, soon discovers ...

Incredible Hulk, The

1. US tv series (1977-1982). Universal/CBS-TV. Created by Kenneth Johnson (executive producer). Producers included Nicholas Corea, James D Parriott, Charles Bowman, Bob Sherman. Directors included Johnson, Bowman, Kenneth Gilbert, Jeffrey Hayden, Reza Badiyi, Jack Colvin. Writers included Johnson, Parriott, Corea, Karen Harris and Jill Sherman, Richard Christian Matheson. Cast includes Bill Bixby, Jack Colvin and Lou Ferrigno. Five seasons, two 100-minute pilots plus 79 50-minute episodes. ...

Pon, Cindy

(?   -    ) Taiwan-born painter and author, in USA from 1980, most of whose work has been Young Adult fantasy, as are her first series, the Silver Phoenix sequence beginning with Silver Phoenix (2009), and the Kingdom of Xia 2 sequence beginning with Serpentine (2015), which is set in ancient China. She is of sf interest for her third series, the Want sequence beginning with Want (2017), a Young Adult narrative set in a Near Future Taipei plagued by Pollution ...

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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