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Morrow Project, The

Role Playing Game (1980). Timeline Inc (TI). Designed by Kevin Dockery, Robert Sadler, Richard Tucholka. / The shadow of the World War Three that never came, a nuclear conflict between the USA and the Soviet Union, looms large over this game. The mechanics of all three editions – two from 1980 and one from 1983, all developed by TI – are highly detailed and emphasize realistic combat, reflecting the game's Survivalist influences. Its central premise is that a group of ...

Scott, R T M

Form of name used independently by two Canadian authors, father and son, both christened Reginald Thomas Maitland Scott, though the son was usually called Robert and sometimes wrote simply as Maitland Scott. Scott Senior (1882-1966) had been a much-travelled marine engineer and subsequent soldier during World War One, with the Canadian Expeditionary Force, before settling in the USA and turning to writing. His first story, "Such Bluff as Dreams Are Made Of" (April 1920 Adventure) introduced the ...

Andromeda Breakthrough, The

UK tv serial (1962). A BBC TV production. Produced by John Elliot, written Fred Hoyle, Elliot. Six episodes, five at 45 minutes, the sixth 50 minutes. Black and white. The cast included Peter Halliday, Mary Morris, Barry Linehan, John Hollis, Susan Hampshire. / In this sequel to A for Andromeda the android woman built according to instructions from the stars is played by Susan Hampshire, not Julie Christie; she has not drowned, as previously thought. She is kidnapped along with scientist ...

Neptune Factor, The

Film (1973; vt Conquest of the Deeps). Quadrant Films/20th Century Fox Film Corporation. Produced by Sandy Howard. Directed by Daniel Petrie. Written by Jack DeWitt. Cast includes Ernest Borgnine, Ben Gazzara, Yvette Mimieux and Walter Pidgeon. 98 minutes. Colour. / Oceanlab, a laboratory Under the Sea off the eastern coast of Canada, slides into a deep abyss after an earthquake, trapping its three-man crew with only a seven-day supply of oxygen. The crevice is both too deep and too narrow ...

Sowden, Lewis

(1903-1974) UK-born South African newspaperman and author, in Israel from 1966, whose The Man Who Was Emperor: A Romance (1946) is set in an imaginary country of marginal sf interest. Tomorrow's Comet: A Tale of our own Times (July-August 1949 Blue Book as "Star of Doom"; 1951) deals with the End of the World in psychological terms. [JC/PN]

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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