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Speculon

US professional Online Magazine published by Timothy Cooper, which ran for at least fifteen issues between August 2000 and January 2003, although virtually nothing can now be accessed on the internet. It began as an amateur magazine with a rather bland website and little promise. Cooper was frustrated with the lack of response to the issue and by receiving only two unsolicited submissions. He sought financial backing, which he obtained, and with that was able to promise paying professional ...

Davis, Gerry

(1930-1991) UK author, primarily for television, who collaborated with Kit Pedler in the creation of the menacing Cybermen for the Doctor Who storyline The Tenth Planet; these inimical Cyborgs became one of the series' most popular recurring foes. Davis was involved with fifteen Doctor Who episodes between 1966 and 1975, all of them concerning the Cybermen. Though his five Doctor Who Ties (the last in collaboration with Alison Bingeman) were not written with Pedler, the two did collaborate on ...

Push

Film (2009). Summit Entertainment in association with Icon Productions presents an Infinity Features Entertainment production. Directed by Paul McGuigan. Written by David Bourla. Cast includes Camilla Belle, Chris Evans, Dakota Fanning, Joel Gretsch and Djimon Hounsou. 111 minutes. Colour. / A motley group of fugitive psychics in Hong Kong devise an elaborate plan to bring down the US covert operations division which has been forcibly harnessing the mutants' Psi Powers. / This dense, ...

Corlett, William

(1938-2005) UK actor, playwright and author, in the latter capacity mostly for older children, though much of his later work, which openly explores the lives of gay men, was written for adults. He is of sf interest mainly for the Gate of Eden trilogy, comprising The Gate of Eden (1974), an essentially associational tale which he adapted for Television as The Gate of Eden (1979). The Land Beyond (1975), which involves Timeslips; and Return to the Gate (1975), in which the young protagonist of ...

Vynález Zkázy

Film (1958; vt The Diabolic Invention; vt The Deadly Invention; vt The Fabulous World of Jules Verne; vt Invention of Destruction; vt Weapons of Destruction). Krátký film Praha/Studio loutkových filmů Gottwaldov. Directed by Karel Zeman. Written by Zeman, František Hrubín, based primarily on Jules Verne's Face au drapeau (1896; trans as For the Flag 1897), but also drawing on sections of his Vingt mille lieues sous les mers (1870; trans as Twenty Thousand ...

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 and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...



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