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Lockhart-Mummery, J P

(1875-1957) UK surgeon and author of After Us; Or, the World as It Might Be (1936), an essentially nonfictional exercise in Futures Studies, but containing an embedded set of (necessarily fictional) letters written home by a New Zealander, describing the state of affairs in the UK in the twenty-fifth century. [JC]

Rage: Carrie 2, The

Film (1999; vt Carrie 2). Red Bank Films/United Artists. Directed by Katt Shea. Produced by Paul Monash. Written by Rafael Moreu based on Carrie (1974) by Stephen King. Cast includes Emily Bergl, Amy Irving and Jason London. 104 minutes. Colour with some black-and-white scenes. / This film is a direct sequel to Brian De Palma's Carrie (1976), rather than a remake. It develops that Carrie White has a half-sister, Rachel Lang (Bergl), who was also the victim of a psychotic mother. Having been ...

Gribbin, John

(1946-    ) UK author known mostly for his very numerous science popularizations. Most of his novels have been in collaboration and have tended to a certain narrative predictability, though the science content has always been impressively presented. The Sixth Winter (1979) with Douglas Orgill is a Hard-SF tale dealing with the coming of a new ice age (see Climate Change). Brother Esau (1982), again with Orgill, charts the events following the discovery of the Yeti. Double ...

Tsuburaya Eiji

Working name of Eiichi Tsurumaya (1901-1970), a Japanese cameraman and producer whose work forms a key part of Japan's special effects movie tradition (see Tokusatsu). Joining Japan's nascent film business when still in his teens, he became a cinematographer and developed a considerable reputation for special effects work. During World War Two he was drafted into the Tōhō Educational Film Research Division (also known as the "Shadow Staff"), making instructional documentaries. Tasked ...

Konec Srpna V Hotelu Ozón

Film (1966; vt The End of August at the Hotel Ozone). Československý armadní film. Directed by Jan Schmidt. Written by Pavel Juráček. Cast includes Ondrej Jariabek, Beta Poničanová, Magda Seidlerová and Hana Vítkova. 87 minutes. Black and white. / This Czech film is set in a desolate Post-Holocaust landscape fifteen years after a nuclear World War Three. A band of brutalized women survivors live primitively (in what looks to Western ...

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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