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Russell, Ken

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author, Film.

(1927-2011) UK film and television director, of greatest sf interest in this area for Altered States (1980), which see. His Gothic (1986) features the famous gathering at the Villa Diodati that included Lord Byron, John Polidori and Mary Shelley. The Lair of the White Worm (1988) is loosely based on Bram Stoker's supernatural fantasy of the same title, and The Fall of the Louse of Usher: A Gothic Tale for the 21st Century (2002) is horror with some supernatural elements, based on stories by Edgar Allan Poe.

Russell's only novel, Mike and Gaby's Space Gospel: A Novel (1999), is an sf tale in which two Robots in a Spaceship, having created as an experiment two human prototypes, name them Adam and Eve and deposit them on the planet Earth (see Shaggy God Story). [JC]

Henry Kenneth Alfred Russell

born Southampton, Hampshire: 3 July 1927

died London: 27 November 2011

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