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Figgis, N P

Working name of Irish archaeologist and author Paddy Figgis (1939-    ), who also writes as by Helen Wykham; her fourth novel, The Fourth Mode (1989), sensitively depicts a Near Future small town and the natural life surrounding it as a nuclear Holocaust first threatens, then arrives. [JC]

Horstman, Thomas

(?   -    ) US author of a borderline sf tale, The Kessler Alliance (1980), in which a cadre of Nazis hopes to rule the world as Hitler might have (see Hitler Wins for discussion of genuine Alternate Histories on these lines); a sense of Paranoia is duly stirred. [JC]

Resident Evil: Afterlife

Film (2010). Constantin Film/Davis Films/Impact Pictures. Written and directed by Paul W S Anderson. Cast includes Sienna Guillory, Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller and Shawn Roberts. 97 minutes. Colour, 3D. / Alice and her Clones launch the attack on the Tokyo headquarters promised at the end of the previous film, but Wesker escapes and everyone dies except the original Alice, who loses her powers; in Alaska, she retrieves an amnesiac Claire Redfield from what turns out to have ...

Harris, Robert

(1957-    ) UK journalist and author whose first novel, Fatherland (1992), a late Hitler Wins detective tale set in an Alternate History 1964 where Hitler is alive and Joseph Kennedy (1888-1969) is the American president, tended to be acclaimed by the general press as being original. The greyish noir atmosphere of the tale, and the lifelessness of the Berlin depicted, are in fact strongly conveyed; and it may be that some reviewers sufficiently competent to identify his ...

Human Kind Of

US animated online series (2018). Facebook Watch. Created by Diana McCorry. Executive Producers Adam Belfer, James Belfer, Diana McCorry and Daniel Shepard. Written by Jamie Loftus, Diana McCorry, Daniel Shepard and Moujan Zolfaghari. Directed by Joy Buran and Noelle Melody. Voice cast includes Kate Berlant, Jamie Loftus, Zak Orth, Jill Talley and Michelle Trachtenberg. Twenty-one 4-10 minute episodes to date. Colour. / On her sixteenth birthday, science nerd Judy Reilly (Trachtenberg) ...

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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