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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

Animated film (2013). Sony Pictures Animation/Columbia Pictures. Directed by Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn. Written by John Francis Daley, Jonathan M Goldstein and Erica Rivinoja, based on story by Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Rivinoja. Cast includes Anna Faris, Will Forte and Bill Hader. 95 minutes. Colour. / The fact that original directors and writers Lord and Miller only return as executive producers with a story credit would usually spell danger, particularly given the directorial ...

Cook, Oscar

(1888-1952) UK editor and author, several of his tales of the fantastic being derived from several years in Borneo, "St Urag of the Tail" (July 1926 Weird Tales), an Apes as Human story climaxing in fatal devotions paid to a killer orchid; he is perhaps best known for the nonfiction Borneo: The Stealer of Hearts (1924). Of marginal sf interest is The Seventh Wave (1926), about a Drug-induced cure for a mysterious disease which causes blindness and intense pain; the tale climaxes in scenes of ...

Fictitious Force

US Semiprozine of unusual dimensions, being letter-size folded in half (11 x 4.25 in; 280 x 110 mm), saddle-stapled, it saw six issues, undated but starting Fall 2005 to Spring 2009, with two issues in 2006. Published and edited by Michele Barasso and Jonathan Laden, Silver Spring, Maryland, with the last issue Laden alone in Washington, District of Columbia. The stories ran the whole range of Speculative Fiction often with a humorous edge. The original submission guidelines suggested a ...

Kasturi, Sandra

(1966-    ) Estonian-born editor, publisher and author, in Canada from the early twenty-first century; she is known for her Poetry, some of it hauntedly exclamatory, assembled as Pursuits & Conjurings, Horrors, Guises (coll 2001 chap) and The Animal Bridegroom (coll 2007 chap), and for the increasingly ambitious Imaginarium sequence of Anthologies of Canadian Fantastika in short form, beginning with Imaginarium 2011: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing (anth 2011) with ...

Herbison, J S

(?   -    ) Canadian author, partner of Andrew Neil Gray; she is of sf interest for The Ghost Line (2017) with Gray [whom see for further details], a Space Opera set in near space between Earth and Mars. [JC]

Clute, John

(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 November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...

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