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Astounding She-Monster, The

Film (1957; vt Mysterious Invader UK). Hollywood International Pictures, American International Pictures. Produced and directed by Ronald V Ashcroft (credited as Ronnie Ashcroft). Written by Frank Hall and Ashcroft (uncredited) from their original story. Cast includes Robert Clarke, Kenne Duncan, Marilyn Harvey, Shirley Kilpatrick and Jeanne Tatum. 62 minutes. Black and white. / Geologist Dick Cutler (Clarke) is in the mountains of northern California prospecting for radium when a UFO ...

Little Badger, Darcie

(1987-    ) US oceanographer and author much of whose work, most of it definable as fantasy or horror, directly and powerfully reflects her family background as a member of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas. She began to publish work of genre interest with "First Ride of the Day" in Vignettes from the End of the World (anth 2014) edited by Jacob Haddon. Her first novel, the Young Adult Elatsoe [pronounced el-at-so-ay] (2020), which won the Locus Award for best first novel, ...

Vasquez Gilliland, Raquel

(?   -    ) US poet and author, whose first collection, Dirt and Honey (coll 2018) exuberantly interweaves Mexican traditional folktales, mythology, personal narratives, some of the longer poems providing a narrative beat characteristic of Fantastika. She is of sf interest for her first novel, the Young Adult Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything (2020), which Equipoisally incorporates Mexican and Haitian material into the essentially ...

Drumm, Chris

(1949-    ) US bookseller, publisher and bibliographer who has published under the imprint Chris Drumm Booklets a large number of chapbooks containing stories and other work by R A Lafferty and others. Beginning in 1983, his Bibliographies, all arranged with an economic practicality sometimes missing from this field, include works on Algis Budrys, Hal Clement, Thomas M Disch, James E Gunn, Lafferty, Larry Niven, Mack Reynolds, John T Sladek and Richard Wilson; in this ...

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 ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...



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