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Smith, Gavin G

(1968-    ) Scottish author who made his debut with the grimly told Veteran sequence comprising Veteran (2010) and War in Heaven (2011), set initially on a Cyberpunk-inflected war-torn distant Near Future Earth, after 60 years of an unequal war with the Alien civilization known only as Them. The frequently invoked Military SF tropes of the first volume, which are at times extremely violent, intensify in the second, which is set in interstellar space, and involves terminal ...

Planetes

Japanese animated tv series (2003-2004). Sunrise. Based on the Manga by Makoto Yukimura. Directed by Gorō Taniguchi. Written by Ichirō Ōkouchi and Makoto Yukimura. Voice cast includes Ai Orikasa, Kazunari Tanaka, Unshô Ishizuka and Satsuki Yukino. 26 25-minute episodes. Colour. / In 2075 first-world corporations dominate space and the exploitation of its resources. As their activities leave space debris around the Earth and Moon, posing a threat to their operations, ...

J W M

Pseudonym of the unidentified author (?   -?   ) of The Coming Cromwell (1871 chap), set in a Near Future Britain in which the eponymous military and political leader conquers the monarchist northlands of Britain on behalf of the republican south, overturning the German monarchy as well en passant; and of The Siege of London: Reminiscences of "Another Volunteer" (1871 chap), which records events directly after the main Battle of Dorking scenario, including the ...

Starmania

Canadian album and musical (1978). Music by Michel Berger, lyrics by Luc Plamondon. Original cast included Daniel Balavoine, Claude Dubois, Diane Dufresne, Eric Esteve, France Gall, René Joly, Grégory Ken, Fabienne Thibault and Nanette Workman. / Francophone musical, originally released in France and Quebec as a double album, Starmania: ou la passion de Johnny Rockfort selon les évangiles télévisé ["Starmania: or the passion of Johnny Rockfort ...

Science Fiction Review

1. Variant title of two Fanzines – The Alien Critic and Psychotic – edited by Richard E Geis. [PN] 2. The Science Fiction Review was the title of the first issue (March 1975) of what was known for most of its run as The Science Fiction Review (Monthly) (which see). [DRL] 3. US magazine published 1990-1992 by SFR Publications, based in Salem, Oregon and edited by Elton T Elliott. Ten letter-size issues from Spring 1990 to May 1992, at which point publication ceased. / ...

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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