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Tron: Legacy

Film (2010). Walt Disney Pictures (see The Walt Disney Company) presents a Sean Bailey/LivePlanet production. Directed by Joseph Kosinski. Written by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz from a story by Kitsis and Horowitz, and Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal, based on characters created by Steven Lisberger and Bonnie McBird. Score by Daft Punk. Cast includes Bruce Boxleitner, Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Michael Sheen and Olivia Wilde. 125 minutes. Colour, 3D. / In this real-time sequel to ...

Skobelev, Eduard

(1927-    ) Byelorussian politician, poet and author whose Katastrofa (1984; trans Sergei Sossinsky as Catastrophe 1989) sets a Dystopia dominated by Jews – Skobelev is known for anti-semitic articles and books – in an imaginary country. [JC]

Kernahan, Coulson

(1858-1943) UK author and – deeply convinced that World War One was nigh – proselytizer for universal military service between 1900-1914; fifty-five years old when the war broke out, he served as a commissioned recruiter. His early works of fiction – such as A Dead Man's Diary, Written After His Decease (February-?? 1890 Lippincott's Magazine UK; 1890), A Book of Strange Sins (coll 1893) and God & the Ant (1895 chap) – combine fantasy tropes and a somewhat ...

Graudin, Ryan

(?   -    ) US author of novels for the Young Adult market, her All That Glows sequence beginning with All That Glows (2014) being fantasy. The Walled City (2014) steps Equipoisally sideways from the kind of Dystopian tale, set in a City, that is often found in early twenty-first century work for young readers; here, the city is set in a quasi-fantasy world whose lineaments seem Asian, but without any specific attachment to history. The plot itself, though it ...

Brinton, Henry

(1901-1977) UK screenwriter and author, variously engaged in social and political work, a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society; he also wrote detective novels as by Alex Fraser, and published several nonfiction books with Patrick Moore, Exploring Other Planets (1965) being of sf interest. His sf novel Purple-6 (1962) describes a very Near Future world in which the Cold War is edging towards atomic Holocaust, which begins as the book ends. He should not be confused with Henry C Brinton ...

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. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...

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