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Princess Principal

Japanese animated tv series (2017). Studio 3Hz, Actas. Directed by Masaki Tachibana. Written by Ichirō Ōkouchi. Voice cast includes Nozomi Furuki, Ayaka Imamura, Akari Kageyama, Akira Sekine and Yō Taichi. Twelve 24-minute broadcast episodes, plus six short "Picture Dramas" (DVD extras). Colour. / In the first decade of the twentieth century the Kingdom of Albion (see Alternate History) is the most powerful nation since the Roman Empire, its harnessing of the Antigravity ...

Rountree, Josh

(1973-    ) US author who sometimes writes under his full name Joshua Rountree, and who began to publish work of genre interest with "Fool's Tile" in Glyph for 15 December 2002. Much of his early work was assembled as Can't Buy Me Faded Love (coll 2007), with several tales placing various popular singer-songwriters and rock'n'roll performers into Alternate History worlds, rather after the fashion of Howard Waldrop, who introduced this volume. His second collection, Fantastic ...

Attack of the Crab Monsters

Film (1957). Los Altos/Allied Artists. Directed by Roger Corman. Written by Charles B Griffith. Cast includes Leslie Bradley, Pamela Duncan, Richard Garland and Russell Johnson. 70 minutes cut to 64 minutes. Black and white. / Two giant crabs, mutations (see Mutants) caused by radiation from an H-bomb test on an island, scuttle out of the sea and destroy all of one and most of another expedition to the island. Eerily, they take over the minds (and voices) of their victims; it is disturbing ...

Meredith, Geoffrey

(?   -    ) UK author of a Near Future sf novel for older children, The Radium Rebels (1946), in which a vein of hyper-rich radium (see Elements) allows its discoverer, a megalomaniac Mad Scientist, to invent various Weapons – including Ray guns and thousands of radium-driven one-person winged flying devices – with which he plans to conquer the world and establish a Dystopian Pax Aeronautica. He is defeated by plucky lads, and his headquarters, ...

Hoskins, Robert

(1933-1993) US editor and author who began publishing sf with "Feet of Clay" for If in February 1958 as by Phillip Hoskins. He worked as a literary agent 1967-1968, and served as senior editor with Lancer Books 1969-1972, where he published the Infinity anthology sequence [see Checklist; see also Infinity] for which he was perhaps best known. Several other anthologies also appeared before he published his first novel, Evil in the Family (1972) as by Grace Corren, which is a Time-Travel fantasy. ...

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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