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Geona's Vampires

Russian animated short film (1991; original title Vampiry Geony). Soyuztelefilm. Directed and written by Gennady Tischenko. Voice cast includes Vsevolod Abdulov, Aleksandr Lushchik and Rogvold Sukhoverko. 9 minutes. Colour. This was the first instalment of a two-part serial concerning the planet Geona, the second episode being Masters of Geona (1992; original title Khozyaeva Geony). 10 minutes. Colour. / On a ...

Royal, Matthew J

(1863-1900) Canadian teacher and author of The Isle of the Virgins: A Romance (1899; cut vt The Unknown Island; Or, The Isle of the Virgins 1905), a Lost Race Utopia set on an Island where women – descended from ancient Romans – dominate; men are allowed to mate only within the framework of a game (see Games and Sports) run by their ...

Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01

Japanese Original Video Animation (OVA) (1987). AIC, Artmic. Directed and written by Shinji Aramaki. Voice cast includes Youko Asagami, Yukiko Ishida, Yasunori Matsumoto and Kazuyuki Sogabe. 42 minutes. Colour. / Wearing Powered Armour, for which she designed the software, Ellie Kusumoto (Asagami) defeats a group of remote-controlled US tanks in the hope of selling it to their military. Afterwards the vehicle transporting ...

Diplomat, A

Pseudonym of the unidentified US author (?   -?   ) of The Rise and Fall of the United States: A Leaf from History, A D 2060 (1898), a Future History describing the Near Future fall of America after the working classes have conducted an ill-advised rebellion against the wealthy. [JC]

Total Annihilation

Videogame (1997). Cavedog Entertainment (CE). Designed by Chris Taylor. Platforms: Win (1997); Mac (1999). / Total Annihilation is a Real Time Strategy game, noted for its innovative design. It introduced many new features to the gameplay seen in previous RTS games such as Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn (1995) (see ...

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. ...

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