FLEMING, Ian (Lancaster)


FLEMING, Ian (Lancaster)
(1908-1964)
   UK writer, brother of Peter FLEMING. Neither the use of advanced technological gadgetry nor the fantastic plots of his enormously successful James Bond sequence of thrillers makes them genuine sf. The closest any of them comes to an sf plot is Moonraker (1955), whose eponymous rocket is rather ahead of its time. Many of IF's novels have been filmed, usually with additional sf-like gadgetry and completely reworked plots. The first of these films was DR NO (1962); YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (1967) featured Bond crushing an attempt at world domination whichinvolved the kidnapping of orbital satellites. MOONRAKER (1979) involves an orbital satellite and the Space Shuttle.
   JC/PN
   See also: ISLANDS; TECHNOTHRILLER; VILLAINS.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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  • Fleming, Ian (Lancaster) — (28 may. 1908, Londres, Inglaterra–12 ago. 1964, Canterbury, Kent). Novelista británico de suspense. Trabajó como periodista en Moscú, y como banquero, corredor de bolsa, oficial naval de inteligencia y administrador de un periódico antes de… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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  • Ian Lancaster Fleming — noun British writer famous for writing spy novels about secret agent James Bond (1908 1964) • Syn: ↑Fleming, ↑Ian Fleming • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Ian Fleming — noun British writer famous for writing spy novels about secret agent James Bond (1908 1964) • Syn: ↑Fleming, ↑Ian Lancaster Fleming • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author * * * Ian Fleming …   Useful english dictionary


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