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Pseudonym of the unidentified US author (?   -?   ) of "The Battle of the Wabash: A Letter from the Invisible Police" (October 1880 The Californian), an extremely early Yellow Peril story set in 2081, at which point the natural White rulers of America are sufficiently outnumbered by Chinese immigrants, who have long overrun California, that their attempt to cleanse the land fails utterly. Lorelle's story appeared almost simultaneously with Pierton W Dooner's Last ...

They Came from Beyond Space

Film (1967). Amicus Productions UK/Embassy Pictures Corporation US. Produced by Max Rosenberg and Milton Subotsky. Directed by Freddie Francis. Written by Subotsky based on The Gods Hate Kansas (November 1941 Startling; rev 1964) by Joseph Millard. Special effects by Les Bowie (uncredited). Cast includes Michael Gough, Robert Hutton, Jennifer Jayne, Bernard Kay and Zia Mohyeddin. 85 minutes. Colour. / Scientist Dr Curtis Temple (Hutton) is co-leader of a UK project searching for intelligent ...

Harvey, Colin

(1960-2011) UK author who began publishing work of genre interest in professional magazines with "On the Rock" for Albedo One #35 in 2008 (no month given), and published several further stories over the next three years. His first, rather tentative novels – Vengeance (2001), Lightning Days (2006), The Silk Palace (2007) and Blind Faith (2008) – range from Space Opera to Dystopian depictions of the Near Future. Winter Song (2009), typical of his later and more assured work, subjects ...

Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine

Quarterly "magazine" in hardcover-book format, in fact an Original-Anthology series; edited by Kristine Kathryn Rusch; published by Dean Wesley Smith trading as Pulphouse Publishing of Eugene, Oregon; 12 issues (each 1250 copies) from Fall 1988 to the final issue #12 in Fall 1993. It was superseded by the ambitious Pulphouse: A Weekly Magazine which saw 19 issues (not one of them weekly) from 1 March 1991 to the summer of 1995, its title changing to Pulphouse: A Fiction Magazine from #5 (20 ...

Bubblegum Crisis

Japanese Original Video Animation (1987-1991; vt Bubblegum Crisis 2033). Artmic and AIC. Directed by Katsuhito Akiyama. Written by Toshimichi Suzuki. Voice cast includes Toshio Furukawa, Akiko Hiramatsu, Kinuko Ômori, Yoshiko Sakakibara and Michie Tomizawa. Eight episodes of 26-52 minutes. Colour. / Sylia Stingray's (Sakakibara) Scientist father is murdered and his work stolen by the evil megacorporation GENOM, who use his designs to manufacture robots called Boomers, which are as ...

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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