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Spectrum

Highly regarded, if decidedly conservative, sf reprint Anthology sequence edited by Kingsley Amis (whom see) and Robert Conquest. Five volumes, 1964-1966. The fiction is drawn almost entirely from the US magazines, with just two selections from New Worlds. A single exception to the reprints-only rule is Mark Rose's "We Would See a ...

Full Motion Video

Term used to refer to pre-recorded film footage used in a Videogame, as opposed to two or three-dimensional graphics generated by the game as it is being played. Such footage can be produced by computer animation or by filming live actors on physical sets. It is typically used for "cut scenes", short video segments which establish a frame narrative (see Interactive Narrative) for the game or advance a linear narrative over ...

War

This very broad theme permeates large areas of sf, and is principally dealt with in this encyclopedia under the heading Future War. The historical World War One and World War Two have their own more specific entries, as does the dominant latter-twentieth-century nightmare that never in fact achieved reality, the nuclear Holocaust of ...

Capobianco, Michael

(1950-    ) US author, married until her death to A C Crispin, whose most significant work has been in collaboration with William Barton (whom see for details). His solo novel, Burster (1990), examines the stresses afflicting those aboard a Generation Starship which has left an Earth that was possibly at the brink of destruction. Capobianco was ...

Rabid

Film (1976). Cinepix/Dibar Syndicate/Canadian Film Development Corp. Written and directed by David Cronenberg. Cast includes Marilyn Chambers, Patricia Gage, Susan Roman, Howard Ryshpan and Joe Silver. 91 minutes. Colour. / In this Canadian film from David Cronenberg an experimental skin graft on an accident victim (hardcore porn star Marilyn Chambers) turns her into the carrier of a rabies-like disease which induces homicidal mania in its ...

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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