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(1918-1994) UK academic and author long associated with Sax Rohmer, whose biography, Master of Villainy: A Biography of Sax Rohmer (1972), he wrote with Elizabeth Sax Rohmer. He is of sf interest for a Fu Manchu Sequel by Other Hands series comprising Ten Years Beyond Baker Street: Sherlock Holmes Matches his Wits with the Diabolical Dr Fu Manchu (1984) and The Fires of Fu Manchu ...
(1912-1994) Japanese critic and playwright, largely known in his home country as the translator of G K Chesterton, Ernest Hemingway and William Shakespeare. Along with Tetsuo Arakawa, he was the producer/director of the stage play Star (1975), written by Yasutaka Tsutsui and deemed of sufficient genre content to win the following year's ...
(1978- ) US editor and author in whose first novel, The Infernal (2015), a feral child suffering burns is found in the ruins of contemporary Iraq. His American captors plug him into an interrogation device known as a Memex which is "guaranteed " to extract truth from its subjects, and he begins to speak in tongues, channelling various figures from Osama bin Laden to Mark Zuckerberg. The tale avoids any thin-concept understanding in terms of ...
Pseudonym of John Leigh Everett (circa 1941- ), an author whose single sf novel for Robert Hale Limited is Fantocine (1981), a picaresque tale of a born peculator or thief told somewhat in the ornate manner of Jack Vance. [DRL]
Way ... Way Out
Film (1966). Coldwater. Directed by Gordon Douglas. Written by William Bowers and László Vadnay. Cast includes Anita Ekberg, Brian Keith, Jerry Lewis, Robert Morley, Howard Morris, Dick Shawn, Connie Stevens and Dennis Weaver. 101 minutes. Colour. / In the future, both the Americans and the Russians maintain two-man meteorological stations on the Moon. Since their current astronauts (Weaver, Morris) are constantly in conflict, the Americans ...
(1940- ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for ...