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Gravity [film]

American film (2013). Warner Brothers/Esperanto Filmoj/Heyday Films. Directed by Alfonso Cuarón. Written by Alfonso Cuarón and Jonás Cuarón. Cast includes Sandra Bullock, George Clooney and Ed Harris (voice only). 90 minutes. Colour. / In an undefined Near Future (or perhaps, an undefined alternate near past; see Alternate History), America is still operating a space shuttle and the International Space Station is accompanied by another nearby Space Station built ...

Guriel, Jason

(1978-    ) Canadian critic and poet, active from around 2000, who is of sf interest for his book-length narrative poem, Forgotten Work: A Novel (2020), set several decades into the Near Future, at a point where interest in the long-defunct rock band Mountain Tea has suddenly awoken (see Music; Poetry). Complex quests for the secret of Mountain Tea's success and mysterious vanishment are undertaken in the Dystopian surveillance society of the 2060s, including a trek into a ...

Rucka, Greg

(1969-    ) US author who may be best known for his nonfantastic Atticus Kodiak sequence (not listed below), and in his work of genre interest has concentrated on Ties: to the DC Comics universe, with Batman ties beginning with Batman: No Man's Land (1999) and one to Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman: Down to Earth (graph 2004); and to the First Person Shooter Videogame Perfect Dark, beginning with Perfect Dark: Initial Vector (2005); Grendel: Past Prime (2000), a tale involving ...

Remic, Andy

(1971-    ) UK author whose SPIRAL sequence – a series of Near Future Technothrillers comprising Spiral (2008) and Quake (2004), both assembled as Spiral/Quake (omni 2006), plus Warhead (2005) – sets an elite corps of defenders of civilization known as SPIRAL against mysterious threats, including ruthless terrorists and a Weapon capable of creating seismic mayhem that must be aborted. The series closes noisily but neatly. The Combat-K sequence – comprising ...

McCaughrean, Geraldine

(1951-    ) UK editor and author, usually for children and for Young Adult readers, though occasionally for a wider readership; most of her work has been fantasy, beginning with A Little Lower Than the Angels (1987), where a young stonemason is seconded by God to serve as an apprentice angel. In A Pack of Lies: Twelve Stories in One (coll of linked stories 1988), a Mysterious Stranger – apparently materialized from a volume of Wisden's Cricketing Year and named MCC ...

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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