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Garaga

Japanese Original Video Animation (1989; vt Hyper Psychic Geo Garaga). Based on the Manga by Satomi Mikuriya. Directed and written by Hidemi Kubo. Voice cast includes Toshio Furukawa, Keiko Han, Osamu Kobayashi, Michie Tomizawa and Norio Wakamoto. 100 minutes. Colour. / By 2755 humanity has spread across the galaxy by harnessing Black Holes to create Warp Gates (see Stargates). As it passes through one of these the cargo ship XeBeC is sabotaged; the crew abandon ship and their shuttle ...

Raffi, Sam

(?   -    ) US author of a Sex novel, Lust Potion 69 (1969), involving an aphrodisiac (see Drugs). [JC]

Shepherd, Joel

(1974-    ) Australian author whose work has been primarily restricted to two series. The Cassandra Kresnov sequence, comprising Crossover (2001), Breakaway (2003), Killswitch (2004), 23 Years on Fire (2013) and Operation Shield (2014), follows the intricate exploits and discoveries of the eponymous weaponized Android in a large-scale Space Opera venue, with two Galactic Empires in a state of continuing War with one another, the League, whose capital is Earth and which ...

Kranz, E Kirker

(1949-    ) US teacher and author of The Clouded Mirror (1971), a Time Travel tale featuring a Time Machine that remains physically immobile, though the worlds revealed, as the traveller passes hither and yon, vary widely. [JC]

Man in the White Suit, The

Film (1951). Ealing Studios. Directed by Alexander Mackendrick. Written by Roger MacDougall, John Dighton, Mackendrick, based on the play The Man in the White Suit by MacDougall. Cast includes Joan Greenwood, Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker and Ernest Thesiger. 85 minutes, cut to 81 minutes. Black and white. / A Scientist creates a monomolecular artificial fibre (see Monomolecular Wire) that neither wears out nor gets dirty. To prove it, he makes himself a shining white suit that retains its ...

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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