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Schreiber, Joe

(1969-    ) US author mostly of supernatural horror, who has written some Star Wars Ties: of interest is Star Wars: Death Troopers (2009), which conflates the exposing grasp of Horror in SF with the comforting Widescreen Baroque of the Galactic Empire universe of Star Wars, in the story of a Prison ship attacked in empty space by a plague that transforms Rebel inmates and sadistic corrections officers into Zombies. Star Wars: Maul: Lockdown (2014) features a Space-Station ...

Blindness

Film (2008). Focus Features International presents an Alliance Films, Fox Filmes do Brasil, GAGA Communications, Asmik Ace Entertainment, Mikado, IFF/CNV, Téléfilm Canada, Ancine and Potboiler Productions production in association with TV Limited, Corus Entertainment, Fiat, BNDES and Cinema Investment with Rhombus Media, O2 Filmes and Bee Vine Pictures. Directed by Fernando Meirelles. Written by Don McKellar, adapted from the novel Ensaio sobre a cegueira (1995; trans Giovanni ...

Coulson, Juanita

(1933-    ) US author, briefly a schoolteacher, who began publishing sf as by John Jay Wells with "Another Rib" for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in June 1963, a collaboration with Marion Zimmer Bradley (also credited). With her husband, Robert Coulson, she won the 1965 Best Amateur Publication Hugo for their long-running (1953-1986) fanzine Yandro. Coulson's first novel, Crisis on Cheiron (1967 dos), like her second, The Singing Stones (1968 dos), is a ...

Romero, John

(1967-    ) US Game designer whose first published work was Scout Search (1984 Capitol Ideas Software, AppleII), a simple two-dimensional game in which the player must protect cub scouts from a grizzly bear. His fame, however, rests on the early games developed by id Software, the company he founded in 1991 with the artist Adrian Carmack, the game designer Tom Hall and the highly talented computer programmer John Carmack (who was inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts ...

Varan the Unbelievable

Film (1958; 1962 US). Original Japanese title Daikaijū Baran. Dallas Productions Inc/Toho Company (uncredited)/Crown International Pictures. Produced by Jerry A Baerwitz. Directed by Baerwitz and Ishro Honda (uncredited). Written by Sid Harris from a story by Ken Kuronuma and Shi'ichi Sekizama (uncredited). Cast includes Myron Healey, Clifford Kawada and Tsuruko Kobayashi. 70 minutes. Black and white. / US naval commander James Bradley (Healey) is in charge of a project on an Island ...

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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