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Book of Eli, The

Film (2010). Alcon Entertainment presents a Silver Pictures production. Directed by Albert and Allen Hughes. Written by Gary Whitta. Cast includes Jennifer Beals, Mila Kunis, Gary Oldman, Ray Stevenson and Denzel Washington. 117 minutes. Colour. / Stylishly shot, hammily played Post-Holocaust western centred on an enigmatic loner (Washington) carrying the last King James Bible on a coast-to-coast mission obstructed by a local warlord (Oldman), who ...

Stauffer, Mack

(1857-1941) US author of a Near Future political drama, Humanity and the Mysterious Knight (1915), in which conflict between unions and a worldwide corporation are amicably settled through the example set by the wholesome couple who own the firm. [JC]

Magog, H-J

Pseudonym – also written without the hyphen – of French author Henri-Georges Jeanne (1877-1947), primarily of interest for his collaboration with Paul Féval fils [whom see for details] on the Mysteries of Tomorrow sequence beginning with Les Fiancés de l'an 2000 (1922; trans Brian Stableford as The Mysteries of Tomorrow: Volume 1: Fiances of the Year 2000 ...


Japanese animated tv series (2021). Trigger. Directed by Akira Amemiya. Written by Keiichi Hasegawa. Voice cast includes Chika Anzai, Junya Enoki, Daiki Hamano, Yūichirō Umehara and Shion Wakayama. Twelve 24-minute episodes. Colour. / High schooler Yomogi Asanaka (Enoki) gives his lunch to the starving Gauma (Hamano) who lives under a bridge. Later, Gauma berates Yume Minami (Wakayama) when she stands up Yomogi, to his ...

Anderson, Jon

Working name of John Roy Anderson (1944-    ), British musician best known as the lead singer of the band Yes. Anderson's solo albums return frequently to sf subjects. His first solo release, Olias of Sunhillow (1976) is a concept-album telling the story of an alien race's escape from planetary apocalypse in a spacecraft called "Moorglade" piloted by the titular character. The album combines Moog synthesizer and Anderson's soprano ...

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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