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Monsters, Inc.

Animated film (2001). Walt Disney Pictures (see The Walt Disney Company), Pixar. Directed by Pete Docter, David Silverman and Lee Unkrich. Cast includes Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs and John Goodman. Written by Andrew Stanton and Daniel Gerson, based on a story by Docter, Jill Culton, Jeff Pidgeon and Ralph Eggleston. 88 minutes. Colour. / Why are all children scared of the door once the light is turned off at ...

Lord, Karen

(1968-    ) Barbados-born author, partly in Canada from late childhood, though she has continued to spend considerable time in Barbados. Her first novel, Redemption in Indigo (2010), is a fantasy Twice-Told from a West African folktale; the novel describes in wryly Feminist terms the attempts of an abandoned husband to restore the status quo; but his powerful wife has been granted by spirit figures a Magic ...

Lorraine, Lilith

One of at least five pseudonyms of Mary Maude Wright (née Dunn) (1894-1967), US poet, editor, radio lecturer and author, who regularly published sf in the 1930s Pulp magazines. The Brain of the Planet (1929 chap), from Hugo Gernsback's Science Fiction Series, portrays a Feminist Utopia founded after a socialist ...

Once Upon a Time

Russian animated film (1990; original title Kogda-to davno ...; vt A Long Time Ago). Soyuzmultfilm. Directed by Galina Barinova. Written by Ante Zaninovic. Narration by Alina Pokrovskaya. 17 minutes. Colour. / In a time, we are told, so distant that it might be the deep past or Far Future, we see a City. Externally its outlines resemble a many-turreted castle; internally it is ...

Wilbur, Anne T

(1817-1864) US translator, who also published as by Florence Leight, Mrs John Procter and Mrs Annie T Wood. Her version of "La science en famille. Un voyage en ballon. (Réponse à l'énigme de juillet.)" (August 1851 Musée des famille, seconde série; trans May 1852 Sartain's Union Magazine of Literature and Art as "A Voyage in a Balloon") was the first translation of Jules Verne into English. Other translations ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for ...

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