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Japanese animated tv series (2021). Trigger. Directed by Akira Amemiya. Written by Keiichi Hasegawa. Voice cast includes Chika Anzai, Junya Enoki, Daiki Hamano, Yūichirō Umehara and Shion Wakayama. Twelve 24-minute episodes. Colour. / High schooler Yomogi Asanaka (Enoki) gives his lunch to the starving Gauma (Hamano) who lives under a bridge. Later, Gauma berates Yume Minami (Wakayama) when she stands up Yomogi, to his considerable embarrassment: this is interrupted by a Kaiju ...

Moore, Harris

Joint pseudonym of Alfred Harris (1928-    ), a Canadian, and Arthur Moore (1906-1977), whose nationality is not known. Together they wrote two novels of moderate interest: Slater's Planet (1971), in which a Spaceship looks for and finds Alien life on a world ruled by Computers; and The Marrow Eaters (1972), a garish Horror tale. [JC]

Lehr, Paul

(1930-1998) American artist. Lehr studied illustration at the prestigious Pratt Institute, where he worked under Stanley Meltzoff, an early influence on his art. His first sf cover – for the American edition of Jeffery Lloyd Castle's Satellite E One (1954) – is a realistic depiction of the construction of an unusually-shaped Space Station, and similar images of spacecraft, rendered mostly in shades of grey, are seen in other early covers for James Blish's Galactic Cluster (coll ...

Madsen, Axel

(1930-2007) Danish-born journalist and author, in Canada from 1956 and in US from the 1960s; best-known for his biographies, whose subjects included John Jacob Astor and Simone de Beauvoir. Of sf interest is Unisave (1980), in which the Overpopulation crisis has created a Dystopian world. [JC]

Caveney, Philip

(1951-    ) UK advertising copywriter and author, primarily of horror and Young Adult fantasy, beginning with his first novel, The Sins of Rachel Ellis (1978), a Timeslip tale. Two of his series are fantasy: the Sebastian Darke sequence beginning with Sebastian Darke: Prince of Fools (2007), whose protagonist is a half-elf jester; and the Alec Devlin sequence beginning with The Eye of the Serpent (2008). The Movie Maniacs sequence beginning with Night on Terror Island (2011) ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...

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