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Tales of Frankenstein

Made-for-tv film (1958). Hammer Film Productions/Columbia Pictures Corporation for Columbia Pictures Television. Directed by Curt Siodmak. Produced by Michael Carreras. Screenplay by Henry Kuttner, C L Moore (credited as Catherine Kuttner) and Jerome Bixby (uncredited) from a story treatment by Siodmak based on Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus ...

Vyse, Michael

(?   -    ) UK teacher, painter and author, latterly resident in France, whose only known books both appeared in 1980. The tales assembled in The Outer Reaches (coll 1980) seem previously unpublished, but knowledgeably and competently run a wide gamut of sf and fantasy, most of the stories being moderately pessimistic about the prospects for planet Earth. Overworld (1980), a Dystopian ...

Desmond, Shaw

(1877-1960) Irish author, poet, founder of the International Institute for Psychical Research in 1934, and author of many works on the afterlife and several Scientific Romances. Democracy (1919) predicts a Near Future revolution in the UK. The Dystopian Ragnarok (1926) envisages the destruction of civilization through a worldwide ...

Gómez Jimenez, Jorge

(1971-    ) Venezuelan editor, author and poet. He edited the biweekly Magazine La Peña Literaria Cahuakao between 1988 and 1989 and the weekly magazine El Tabloide between 1990 and 1993. He is best known as the editor since 1996 of Letralia, Tierra de Letras, the very first Venezuelan Webzine about culture and literature. In his novel Los títeres ...

Swift, Jonathan

(1667-1745) Irish satirist, cleric and poet, dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, from 1713, who began publishing with the relatively innocuous Ode: to the King on his Irish Expedition (1691 chap), but who soon composed A Tale of a Tub [for subtitle see Checklist] (1704) anonymous, written almost a decade before it was published. The book incorporated a second Satire, usually called today "The Battle of the Books", which used the imagery ...

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. ...



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