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Yoke, Carl B

(1937-    ) US scholar and author, much of whose early work was concerned with Roger Zelazny, including Roger Zelazny (1979), a critical study, and Roger Zelazny and Andre Norton: Proponents of Individualism (1979 chap). Death and the Serpent: Immortality in Science Fiction (anth 1985) with Donald M Hassler and Phoenix from the Ashes: The Literature of the Remade World (anth 1988) are carefully conceived examinations of the sf themes of Immortality and the Holocaust with its ...

Ultra Q

Japanese tv series (1965). Original title Urutora Kyū. Developed by Toshihiro Iijima (1932-2021). Tsuburaya Productions. Directors include Kôji Kajita, Samaji Nonagase and Hajime Tsuburaya. Writers include Toshihiro Iijima, Tetsuo Kinjô, Masahiro Yamada and Hiroyasu Yamaura. Cast includes Ureo Egawa, Kenji Sahara, Yasuhiko Saijou and Hiroko Sakurai. 28 25-minute episodes. Black and white. / The series centres on three investigators of the mysterious (though they are absent ...

Craigie, David

Pseudonym used by theatre costume designer, illustrator and author Dorothy Glover (1901-1971) on her sf books for Young Adults. As Dorothy Craigie, she wrote numerous stories for younger children, from Summersalts Circus (1947) to Nicky and Nigger Join the Circus (1960); also as Dorothy Craigie she illustrated children's books, including Graham Greene's four in the genre, with whom she also lived during the 1940s and with whom wrote Victorian Detective Fiction: A Catalogue of the Collection ...

Inoue Hisashi

(1934-2010) Japanese playwright and author with an oddly wide-ranging resumé that touched, briefly and powerfully, on the sf genre. Sent to a Catholic boarding school after his father's death, Inoue was baptised as a Christian and switched majors at Sophia University from German to French. / Already writing and producing his own plays at the time of his graduation, he paid the bills with scripts, beginning with the Radio play X-Man (1960 NHK). His daily children's television show ...

Arkham Horror

Board Game (1987). Chaosium; second edition Fantasy Flight (2005). Designed by Richard Launius, Lynn Willis and Charlie Krank. / Arkham Horror is a cooperative board game with role-playing elements, based on the Cthulhu Mythos associated with the stories of H P Lovecraft. The players take the role of investigators exploring the town of Arkham, who must seal interdimensional portals to prevent the return of a god-like Mythos being. These investigators have differing predetermined skills and ...

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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