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Futurian War Digest

UK Fanzine (1940-1945), edited from Leeds by J Michael Rosenblum; 39 issues, mimeographed UK quarto, 4pp-20pp, dated from October 1940 to March 1945. / This, though continuing from Rosenblum's The Futurian and its first wartime replacement The Pseudo-Futurian! (four issues June-September 1940), was a separately numbered Newszine of some importance as a central contact point and clearing house for UK Fandom during World War Two. Various other fanzines, and even letters between fans (a ...

Lane, Andy

Working name of UK journalist and author Andrew Lane (1963-    ) who began publishing work of genre interest with "Living in the Past" for Doctor Who Magazine in 1990, and who remains best known for his contributions to the Doctor Who universe. These include several Ties, beginning with Doctor Who: The New Adventures: Lucifer Rising (1993) with Jim Mortimore. Among other work of this sort, he has also written a number of nonfiction books on various Television and Cinema ...

Zabel, Bryce

(1954-    ) US journalist, screenwriter, broadcaster and author. Some of his scripts are of sf interest, including those for such series as Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993-1997), M.A.N.T.I.S. (1994-1995), Dark Skies (20 60-minute episodes 1996) (see Television), about a 1960s Invasion of America by UFOs, and Dark Angel (2000-2002). His first sf novel, Surrounded by Enemies: What If Kennedy Survived Dallas? (2013), set in an Alternate History America ...

Ye Yonglie

(1940-2020) Chinese author and occasional film director, sometimes under the pen-names Ye Yang, Ye Ting, Xiao Yong or Jiu Yuan, whose output stretches to fifty volumes of material, of which twenty-four are listed as "works popularizing science". A graduate in chemistry from Beijing University, Ye published his first poem aged eleven, and his first book while still a student. Aged twenty, he became one of the lead authors in the best-selling periodical Shiwan ge Weishenme ["100,000 Whys"] ...

Babylon A.D.

Film (2008). Twentieth Century Fox presents a Babylon A.D. SAS and StudioCanal production. Directed by Mathieu Kassovitz. Written by Éric Besnard, Mathieu Kassovitz and Joseph Simas from the novel Babylon Babies (1999) by Maurice G Dantec. Cast includes Gérard Depardieu, Vin Diesel, Charlotte Rampling, Mélanie Thierry, Lambert Wilson and Michelle Yeoh. 96 minutes. Colour. / The mercenary Toorop (Diesel) is hired by Russian mobster Gorsky (Depardieu) to escort ...

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. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...

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