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McKie, Angus

(1951-    ) British illustrator who studied at Newcastle-upon-Tyne College of Art. He began his career in sf art with a cover for the October 1975 issue of Science Fiction Monthly, a portrait of a spacesuited astronaut, and then shifted his attention to book covers. From the start, he displayed a predilection for renderings of Spaceships and other high-tech artefacts that recalled the work of his contemporary Chris Foss, though his works sometimes had a softer focus and ...

Mob Psycho 100

Japanese animated tv series (2016-2019). Bones. Based on the Japanese web-Comic and Manga by ONE. Directed by Yuzuru Tachikawa. Written by Hiroshi Seko. Voice cast includes Kazuhiko Inoue, Miyu Irino, Setsuo Itō, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Akio Ohtsuka and Takahiro Sakurai. 25 25-minute episodes and a film. Colour. / Shocked by the harm caused by his Psi Powers when a child, Shigeo Kageyama (Itō), nicknamed "Mob", tries to be one of life's background characters. Now a shy, naive ...

Fleming, A M

(1858-1948) US author known mainly for his sf-like Munchausen tale, Captain Kiddle: A Fantastic Romance (1889), in which the captain recounts to an interviewer his trip to the Arctic, where he and his crew are imprisoned by Lost Race of giants (see Great and Small), but escape and – after experiences with the Fountain of Youth and a very large serpent – discover an ancient City at the North Pole and fly back to civilization on a tame giant bird. His further novels are pure tall-tale ...

Young, B A

(1912-2001) UK journalist, editor and author, involved with the magazine Punch 1949-1964, and drama critic for the Financial Times 1964-1980. Of sf interest are Cabinet Pudding (1967), a Near Future Satire in which the UK Prime Minister in 1996 is a marijuana-smoking West Indian; and The Colonists from Space (1979), in which an Invasion by Aliens begins in the Cotswolds in southern England. Bertram Alfred Young was appointed OBE in 1980. [JC]

Thiusen, Ismar

Pseudonym of Scottish-born academic and author John Mcnie (1836-1909), in USA from before 1884; his Utopia, The Diothas, or A Far Look Ahead (1883; vt A Far Look Ahead, or The Diothas 1890; vt Looking Forward, or The Diothas 1890), set several millennia hence (almost but not quite in the Far Future), is prolific with suggestions of progress. The narrative describes Television, Computers, sophisticated urban planning that has transformed the New York of the future into a vertical garden, a ...

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 and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...

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