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Shi Nian Taiwan

["Ten Years Taiwan"] Taiwanese film (2018). Golden Scene, Joint Studio, Ten Years Pictures. Directed by Lekal Sumi Cilangasan, Rina B. Tsou, Lu Po-shun, Hsieh Pei-ju, Lau Kek-huat. Cast includes Liao Bo-yan, Lu Dong-yang, Karolyn Kieke, Jane Liao, Li Li-rong, Alina Tsai, Wang Tsung-wei, Li Wen-he, Cheng Yu-chieh and Cheng Zheng-jun. Screenplay by the directors. 108 minutes. Colour. / An anthology piece of five Near-Future Dystopian vignettes about life in Taiwan in the year 2028, inspired ...

Wilcox, Ronald

(?   -    ) Author whose single sf novel for Robert Hale Limited is The Centre of the Wheel (1981). [DRL]

Rottensteiner, Franz

(1942-    ) Austrian sf critic, editor and literary agent; he has a PhD from the University of Vienna. He has edited the SF of the World series for Insel Verlag, the Fantastic Novels series for Paul Zsolnay Verlag, and the Fantastic Library series – now over 250 volumes – for Suhrkamp Verlag. He writes in English as well as in German, his critical articles having appeared in Science Fiction Studies and elsewhere. He is particularly well known for his spirited ...

Siegel, Richard

(1955-2018) US illustrator, Comics artist, filmmaker and author whose one sf novel is Alien Plague (1979) as by Stephard Noir, in which a medical Disaster is sourced to the Outer Planets. Under his own name, he is best known for an sf Satire framed as a photo-documentary, The Extraterrestrial Report: The First Fully Documented Account Exposing the Awful Danger from Beyond (graph 1978) with John H Butterfield, which spoofs various Paranoias, including UFO "sightings". The nonfiction Alien ...


US Digest-size magazine. Publisher: Winston Publications Inc. Editor was possibly Bart Anders. Three bimonthly issues: July, September and November 1960. / 1. This short-lived but high-quality weird fiction magazine – subtitled "The Magazine of Terrifying Tales" – consisted largely of reprints, mostly of strong stories by notable authors, many also active in sf. Selections include "The Emissary" (May 1943 Weird Tales) by Ray Bradbury, "A Bottomless Grave" (26 February 1888 San ...

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. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...

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