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Adventures of Dr Fu Manchu, The

US tv series (1956). Studio City Television Productions/Republic Productions, Inc. Directors included Franklin Andreon and William Witney. Writers included Richard H Landau, John K Butler, Ronald Davidson, Barry Shipman. Based on characters created by Sax Rohmer. Cast includes Carla Balenda, John George, Glen Gordon, Clark Howat, Laurette Luez and Lester Matthews. 13 30-minute episodes. Black and white. / Sir Dennis Nayland Smith (Matthews) and his ...

Adventures of Captain Marvel

Serial Film (1941). Republic Pictures. Directed by John English and William Witney. Associate producer: Hiram S Brown Jr. Written by Ronald Davidson, Norman S Hall, Arch B Heath, Joseph Poland and Sol Shor based on the Comics character Captain Marvel created by C C Beck and Bill Parker (both uncredited). Cast includes Frank Coghlan Jr, Nigel De Brulier, Gerald Mohr (voice, uncredited) and Tom ...

Concrete Revolutio

Japanese animated tv series (2015-2016). Original title Concrete Revolutio: Chōjin Gensō; Season 2 also known as Concrete Revolutio: The Last Song. Bones. Created and written by Shô Aikawa. Directed by Seiji Mizushima. Voice cast includes Kaito Ishikawa, Tokuyoshi Kawashima, Eriko Nakamura, Ayana Taketatsu, Kenichi Suzumura, Aki Toyosaki and Sumire Uesaka. 24 24-minute episodes. Colour. / Concrete Revolutio is an ...

Wylie, Philip

(1902-1971) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Seeing New York by Kiddie Car" (1926 Zest). By World War Two he had become notorious for his flamboyant but penetrating surveys of American mores and behaviour; he coined the term "Momism" to describe a tendency among Americans to sacralize motherhood, thus making family dynamics and morality impenetrable to reflection (see Feminism). Of his non-sf works, he probably remains best ...

Le Voleur

Pseudonym of UK author Rosa Nouchette Carey (1840-1909), prolific under her own name as a writer of domestic novels usually featuring women who accept their lot. She seems to have used the name Le Voleur for her less inhibited tales, including For Love of a Bedouin Maid (1897), a Club Story within the frame of which is unveiled a Napoleonic-era manuscript, discovered in the 1890s on an uncharted Island (which subsequently ...

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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