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DC Super Hero Girls

US animated tv series (2019-current). Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment. Based on the DC Comics characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Developed by Lauren Faust. Executive producers: Lauren Faust and Sam Register. Directors include Noëlle Raffaele, John Sanford and Steve Stefanelli. Writers include Lauren Faust and M A Larson. Voice cast includes Kimberly Brooks, Will Friedle, Grey Griffin, Cassandra Lee Morris, Tara Strong, Nicole Sullivan, Myrna Velasco and Kari ...

Noll, Arthur Howard

(1855-1930) US author of In Quest of Aztec Treasure (1911) with Bourdon Wilson, a Lost World tale set in Mexico; he also wrote A Short History of Mexico (1890), and other studies of that land. [JC]

Trimble, Bjo

Esperanto-based "fan name" of Betty JoAnne Conway Trimble (1933-    ), used for all her written work. She was long active in Fandom since attending the 1952 Worldcon; she worked on various Los Angeles SF Society Fanzines including De Profundis and Shangri L'Affaires, organized Convention masquerades and in 1960 established the convention Art Show in its modern form. She was an occasional contributor to Locus. As an artist signing herself Bjo, she published black-and-white ...

Strange World of Planet X, The

1. UK tv serial (1956). ATV. Produced by Arthur Lane. Directed by Quentin Lawrence. Teleplay René Ray. Cast includes Helen Cherry, Maudie Edwards, David Garth and William Lucas. Seven 25-minute episodes. Black and white. / Scientists discover a formula giving access to the fourth Dimension and, with others, are thereby transported to the abstractly arid Planet X. Ray novelized her own screenplay as The Strange World of Planet X (1957). / 2. UK film (1958; vt The Cosmic Monster). ...

Bigg, Henry Robert Heather

(1853-1911) UK medical doctor and author of The Human Republic (1891), whose protagonist miniaturizes himself (see Miniaturization) into a white corpuscle; this conveyance then guides him through the Utopian landscape of the human body, which Bigg thinks of as a Republic. [JC]

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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