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Harrington, Alan

(1919-1997) US author, author of The Revelations of Dr Modesto (1955), a novel of ideas about a system called Centralism which brings too much luck, and The Immortalist (1969), an unfictionalized Utopia which describes a world free of death. His sf novel, Paradise 1 (1977), set in the twenty-first century, also tells of potential Immortality and of a continuing struggle to wrest humanity free ...

Achilleos, Chris

(1947-2021) Working name of British artist Christos Achilléos, born in Famagusta, Cyprus; he moved to Britain at the age of twelve after his father died. After graduating from the Hornsey College of Art in 1969, Achilleos began receiving assignments to do book covers for British publishers; his covers for reprints of Edgar Rice Burroughs's Pellucidar novels were very unremarkable, but he displayed more creativity in works like his 1972 ...

2009: Lost Memories

Japanese/South Korean film (2002). CJ Entertainment. Directed by Lee Si-myung. Written by Lee Si-myung and Lee sang-hak. Cast includes Jang Dong-gun and Tōru Nakamura. 135 minutes, cut to 114 minutes in some territories. / An Alternate History, Near Future thriller that never quite lives up to the promise of its prologue and opening credits, ...

Afsharirad, David

(?   -    ) US short story writer, editor and anthologist whose first genre story was "Model Home" for Space and Time in Summer 2011. From 2015 he has edited the Year's Best Military SF series beginning with The Year's Best Military SF & Space Opera (anth 2015) [for further titles see Checklist below]; this series still continues. [RR] /

Tetsuo II: Bodyhammer

Film (1991). Kaiju Theatre Production for Toshiba EMI. Co-executive producer, director, co-cinematographer, editor, screenplay Shinya Tsukamoto. Cast includes Nobu Kanaoka, Tomoroh Taguchi, Tsukamoto and Toraemon Utazawa. 83 minutes. Colour. / This is in many ways a remake two-years later of Tetsuo, this time with professional backing and shot in colour. An office-worker (Taguchi, who also starred in the previous film) who is ...

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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...

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