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It! the Terror from beyond Space

Film (1958). Vogue/United Artists. Directed by Edward L Cahn. Written by Jerome Bixby. Cast includes Shawn Smith, Kim Spalding and Marshall Thompson. 69 minutes. Black and white. / In this largely mediocre film there are some good, tense moments. The crew of a Spaceship returning from Mars discover that "something" has stowed away: a Monster which attacks crew members (for their blood and soft parts) and stores their bodies in the ship's ventilation system as future snacks. The survivors ...

Pinkerton, Thomas A

(1850-1914) UK author some of whose books edge into the fantastic; of sf interest is No Rates and Taxes: A Romance of Five Worlds (1902), in which a human trapped on Mars, which he describes, in a series of letters to a colleague on Venus, as a Dystopia where women rule (see Feminism; Women in SF); Valdora (1907) is a Ruritanian romance. [JC]

Smith, A C

(1925-2011) UK author of a modest Space Opera, A Glimpse of Judgement (1978), for Robert Hale Limited. [JC]

Teitelbaum, Michael

(?   -    ) US author of several Young Adult Ties to various Superhero series or films, including two Spider-Man stories: The Adventures of Spider-Man (2002), novelizing Spider-Man (2002), and Spider-Man 2: Friends and Foes (2004 chap), novelizing Spider-Man 2 (2004). Arrival (2002) novelizes Smallville (2002-2011); The Last Airbender Movie Novelization (2010) novelizes The Last Airbender (2010) (see M Night Shyamalan), with Trial by Fire (2010 chap) as a ...

Bolin, M C

(?   -    ) US author of two Ties of genre interest. Frank Capra's Original: It's a Wonderful Life (1996), based on the 50th anniversary of the great fantasy film by Frank Capra (1897-1991), does nothing to cast light on any of the ambivalences of the great original; Armageddon (1998) unadventurously novelizes the Asteroid disaster film Armageddon. [JC]

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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