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Man of Steel

American film (2013). Warner Brothers/Legendary Pictures/Syncopy. Directed by Zack Snyder. Written by David S Goyer, based on a story by Goyer and Christopher Nolan using characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Cast includes Amy Adams, Henry Cavill, Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue and Ayelet Zurer. 143 minutes. Colour. / In this version of the ...

Sarac, Roger

Pseudonym of US photographer, motion-picture executive, broadcaster and author Roger Andrew Caras (1928-2001), prolific author of nonfiction on the environment and animals in the wild, all under his own name; as Sarac, he wrote an sf novel, The Throwbacks (1965), about genetic throwbacks (see Apes as Human; Devolution) who are seen as a threat to humans until they are given sanctuary. [JC]

Camp Camp

US animated online series (2016-2019). Rooster Teeth. Created by Jordan Cwierz and Miles Luna. Executive Producers Burnie Burns and Matt Hullum. Writers include Jordan Cwierz, Gray G Haddock, Miles Luna, Elizabeth Maxwell and Kerry Shawcross. Directed by Yssa Badiola and Jordan Cwierz. Voice cast includes Jen Brown, Lee Eddy, Lindsay Jones, Michael Jones, Yuri Lowenthal, Miles Luna, Shannon McCormick and Yotam Perel. 59 episodes of varying length to date. Colour. / Two new arrivals ...

Spencer, D A

(?   -?   ) UK illustrator and author in whose Near Future sf Satire, North Sea Monster: A Novel the Action of Which Commences Next August (1934) with W Randerson, an Island appears in the North Sea. The monstrousness of the island, for those who come upon it, lies in its topological resemblance to the head and torso of a naked woman, including explicit breasts. ...

Michalowski, Mark

(1963-    ) UK author, mostly of Ties to the Doctor Who universe, beginning with "Digging Up the Past" for Professor Bernice Summerfield and the Dead Men Diaries (anth 2000) edited by Paul Cornell; his first Doctor Who novel was Relative Dementias (2002), followed by several others, including Wetworld (2007) and Shining Darkness ...

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 ...

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