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Thomas, D M

(1935-2023) UK poet and author who made use of sf themes most explicitly in such early Poetry as "The Head-Rape" in New Worlds for March 1968 and the two-part "Computer 70: Dreams & Lovepoems" (March-April 1970 New Worlds), a sequence assembled with other poetry of interest in Logan Stone (coll 1970); or the later "S. F." (in The Umbral Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry, anth ...

Littell, Jonathan

(1967-    ) US author, raised partly in France (he writes in French and English), resident mostly in Barcelona, Spain. His sf novel, Bad Voltage: A Fantasy in 4/4 (1989), depicts a Cyberpunk Paris with confused verve. The young protagonist (he is Black, though the cover of the first edition depicts him as white) moves from criminal activities Underground to the upper world of the rich, which mirrors ...

Travis, John

(?   -    ) UK author who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Splintered Forest" in Phantoms for March 1997, assembled with other short fiction in Mostly Monochrome Stories (coll 2009), a title belied by the author's vivid mixing of genres and tonalities (see Horror in SF). He is of sf interest specifically for the patently Equipoisal Benji Spriteman ...

Mutant X

US tv series (2001-2004). Fireworks Entertainment/Tribune Entertainment/Marvel Studios. Syndicated. Created by Avi Arad. Produced by Adam Haight and Peter Mohan. Cast includes Karen Cliche, Forbes March, Victoria Pratt, John Shea, Lauren Lee Smith and Victor Webster. Directors included Andrew Potter, Bill Corcoran, Jorge Mantesi. Writers included Marak Amato, Howard Chaykin and David Newman. 66 44-minute episodes. Colour. / Mutant X is the name ...

Heaven's Design Team

Japanese animated tv series (2021). Original title Tenchi Sōzō Dezain-bu. Based on the Manga by Hebi-Zou, Tsuta Suzuki and Tarako. Asahi Production. Directed by Sōichi Masui. Written by Michiko Yokote. Voice cast includes Junya Enoki, Yumi Hara, Kazuhiko Inoue, Daisuke Kishio, Naomi Ōzora, Junichi Suwabe, Naoki Tatsuta, Ryota Takeuchi, Asuna Tomari and Yūichirō Umehara. Thirteen 24-minute episodes. ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos ...

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