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Thomas, D M

(1935-2023) UK poet and author who made use of sf themes most explicitly in such early Poetry as "The Head-Rape" in New Worlds for March 1968 and the two-part "Computer 70: Dreams & Lovepoems" (March-April 1970 New Worlds), a sequence assembled with other poetry of interest in Logan Stone (coll 1970); or the later "S. F." (in The Umbral Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry, anth ...

Untamed Women

Film (1952). Jewell Enterprises, Inc/United Artists. Produced by Richard Kay. Directed by W Merle Connell. Written by George Wallace Sayre. Cast includes Mikel Conrad, Doris Merrick and Lyle Talbot. 70 minutes. Black and white. / During World War Two, US Air Force Officer Steven Holloway (Conrad) is found drifting on a raft in the Pacific ocean, in a weakened condition. In hospital Holloway is injected with a truth Drug by ...

Trudno byt' bogom

1. Film (1989; vt Hard To Be a God). Dovzhenko Studio/Halleluya Film GMBH/VO Sovexportfilm. Directed by Peter Fleischmann. Written by Fleischmann, Jean-Claude Carriere, Dal Orlov, based on Trudno byt' bogom (1964; trans as Hard to be a God 1973) by Arkady and Boris Strugatski. Cast includes Andrei Boltnev, Edward Dzentara, Alexander Filippenko, Ann Gautier, Mikhail Gluzsky, Werner Herzog and Christina ...

Farningham, Marianne

Pseudonym of UK author Marianne Hearn (1834-1909), most of whose work was on religious themes; her sf novel, Nineteen Hundred?: A Forecast and a Story (1892), sets pious speculations of the role of Religion into a Near Future Britain, where Christians defeat anarchism by their good example. [JC]

Prichard, Hesketh

Working name of Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard (1876-1922), UK author, sportsman, explorer and naturalist, in active service during World War One; throughout his career, he collaborated with his mother Kate Prichard (1851-1935), the two writing as "E & H Heron" and as "K and Hesketh Prichard". They created three very popular series characters: the bandit Don Q, who featured in many adventures beginning with The Chronicles of Don Q ...

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. ...

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