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Adventure Time

US animated tv series (2007; 2010-2018; 2020-2021). Cartoon Network. Created by Pendleton Ward. Executive producers: Pendleton Ward, Fred Seibert, Derek Drymon. Writers include Rebecca Sugar (creator of Steven Universe), Adam Muto and Pendleton Ward. Directors include Nate Cash, Elizabeth Ito, Seo Kim, Larry Leichliter and Adam Muto. Voice cast includes John DiMaggio (Bender in Futurama), Tom Kenny, Olivia Olson, Jeremy Shada and Hynden Walch. 283 eleven-minute episodes, plus the 2007 pilot, ...

Strike, Jeremy

Pseudonym of US author Thomas Edward Renn (1939-2000), author of an Space Opera, A Promising Planet (1970 dos), set on a potential colony planet whose reigning deity (see Religion) will have no truck with Imperialism. [JC]

Van Kampen, Robert D

(1938-1999) US businessman and author, whose fundamentalist Christian beliefs, focused on the Rapture, tacitly shape his only sf novel, The Fourth Reich (1997), which Equipoisally creates a Hitler Wins scenario through the recovery of Hitler's soul from Hell and its insertion through Cloning into a human embryo. He soon becomes ruler of all Russia, and as the anti-Christ instigates the End of the World. [JC]

Hill, Roger

(?   -    ) Author whose sf work consists chiefly of five Ties to the Television series Knight Rider (1982-1986), all jointly credited to series creator Glen A Larson and beginning with Knight Rider (1983). Hill also contributed multiple essays to the Frank R Paul art showcase Frank R. Paul: The Dean of Science Fiction Illustration (graph 2012). [DRL]

Grierson, Francis D

(1888-1972) Irish-born UK soldier, lawyer, journalist and author, in active service during World War One; he is known mostly for detective fiction, much of it assembled in series including the Inspector Slim and Professor Wells sequence and the successor Chief Inspector George Muir and Superintendent Andrew Ash sequences. Grierson began to publish work of genre interest with "The Hall of the Dead" for Weird Tales, April 1923; of specific sf interest is Heart of the Moon (1928), in which a ...

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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