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Microsoft Space Simulator

Videogame (1994). Bruce Artwick Organization (BAO). Designed by Charles Guy. Platforms: DOS. / Microsoft Space Simulator is a Toy Game which simulates historical and technologically extrapolated forms of space exploration, much influenced by the developers' line of flight simulators beginning with Flight Simulator (1979 subLOGIC, AppleII; 1980 TRS80) designed by Bruce Artwick and continuing as the ...

Woods, Lawrence

Pseudonym used on a number of SF Magazine stories by Donald A Wollheim in 1941 only: two solo tales, "Strange Return" (February 1941 Stirring Science Stories) and "A Million Years and a Day" (August 1941 Future); two with Robert A W Lowndes, "Black Flames" (April 1941 ...

Source Code

Film (2011). The Mark Gordon Company. Directed by Duncan Jones. Written by Ben Ripley. Cast includes Vera Farmiga, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan and Jeffrey Wright. 93 minutes. Colour. / Ripley, earlier known principally for his writing on the Species (1995) sequels, broke out with this spec script about a USAF pilot who wakes up in an iterable Time Loop of a stranger's last eight ...

Iron Giant, The

Animated film (1999). Warner Bros presents a Brad Bird film. Directed by Brad Bird. Written by Tim McCanlies, from a story by Brad Bird based on The Iron Man (1968; vt The Iron Giant 1968), a prose work by the poet (and British Poet Laureate for fourteen years) Ted Hughes. 87 minutes. Colour. / In 1957, a huge man of iron crashes from space near the small American town of Rockwell, Maine. While searching for metal to ...

Stewart, Bruce

(1927-2005) New Zealand Television scriptwriter, in UK from early 1960s; he is of sf interest for Timeslip (1970-1971), most of whose twenty-six episodes he wrote under the supervision of the series' originators, James Boswell and Ruth Boswell. Timeslip (1970), a Tie novelizing the first two multi-episode stories, was credited to Stewart but was in fact primarily written by James Boswell. ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos ...



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