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Over the Garden Wall

US animated tv series (2014). Cartoon Network. Created by Patrick McHale. Directors include Nate Cash, Nick Cross and Bert Youn. Story by Amalia Levari, Tom Herpich, and Patrick McHale. Voice cast includes Emily Brundige, John Cleese, Tim Curry, Collin Dean, Christopher Lloyd, Melanie Lynskey, Samuel Ramey and Elijah Wood. Ten eleven-minute episodes, plus the pilot, Tome of the Unknown: Harvest Melody (2013). Colour. / Walking through a dark wood are Wirt (Wood), a fretful teenager wearing ...

Adams, Terry A

(1946-    ) US author whose D'neeran Factor sequence – Sentience: A Novel of First Contact (1986), The Master of Chaos (1989) and Battleground (2013) – begins in the conflict between "true" humans and D'Neerans, who are human telepaths (see ESP; Telepathy), and builds into a Space-Opera sequence involving new races and challenges to their female telepath protagonist, who saves several worlds. They are told in a skittish but engaging style designed to give some ...

Ware, Danie

(?   -    ) UK publicity and events manager for a large bookshop, and author; she began to publish work of genre interest with "Recruit" in Vivisepulture: Weird Tales of Twisted Imagination (anth 2011 ebook) edited by Andy Remic and Wayne Simmons. She is of sf interest for the Ecko sequence beginning with Ecko Rising (2013), whose protagonist, a Genetically Engineered quasi-Superman whose rebellious exploits in a Near Future Dystopian London, which is ...

Essex House

A short-lived (1968-1969) Los Angeles publishing imprint, a subsidiary of Milton Luros's Parliament News, Inc, specializing in highbrow erotica. Many Essex House novelists were young serious writers (several of them poets), and some used scenarios drawn from sf and fantasy, including future Dystopias, as settings for their pornography. About half the 42 titles published by Essex House were sf/fantasy; they included novels by Philip José Farmer, Richard E Geis, David Meltzer (perhaps the ...

Big Bus, The

Film (1976). Paramount Pictures. Produced by Lawrence J Cohen and Fred Freeman. Directed by James Frawley. Written by Cohen and Freeman. Cast includes John Beck, Joseph Bologna, Stockard Channing, José Ferrer, Ruth Gordon, Larry Hagman, Sally Kellerman and Stuart Margolin. 88 minutes. Colour. / The Cyclops, a nuclear-powered luxury double-decker bus equipped with bowling alleys and swimming pools and capable of holding 110 passengers along with its crew, departs on a non-stop trip ...

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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