Author Topic: Nigel Kneale  (Read 3015 times)

Chris Teague

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« on: December 10, 2004, 06:51:30 pm »
I only know of Nigel Kneale from the Hammer version of Quatermass and the Pit, but I've read about The Stone Tape and The Sex Olympics, but can anyone tell me if he's had a short story collection at all published?

I came across one of his shorts "Jeremy in the Wind" in a 50s anthology edited by Ray Bradbury, and thought it was excellent.

In fact, are Tape and Olympics worth watching?

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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2004, 07:49:43 pm »
Dunno anything about NKs short fiction, but I've seen Stone Tape, and agree with this review that it's well worth seeing -
http://www.zone-sf.com/stonetape.html

Not seen Sex Olympics, but here's a postive review -
http://www.videovista.net/reviews/august03/yearsexo.html

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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2004, 01:59:47 pm »
His scripts of Quatermass were published, as was a book of the last Quatermass, only this last one was a 'proper' novel. The Year of the Sex Olympics was also published in the 70's.

His short fiction collection Tomato Cain is from the late 40's. It has been re-issued through the years, several times.

I'm sure a small press brought out some of his stuff recently but can't remember what.

Good hunting.

Here is a good start.

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/authors/Nigel_Kneale.htm

Wayne.

edited to make a little more sense, but not much.

Chris Teague

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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2004, 04:37:20 pm »
Thanks Wayne and Pig (Tony) - watching Quatermass and the Pit last night, despite the dodgy sf, I forgot how incredibly intelligent the script was, and the premise was actually believeable.