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Sweet, Darrell

(1934-2011) American artist, who came to prefer being credited as Darrell K Sweet. As a young adult, Sweet earned a BFA in painting from Syracuse University in 1956 and also served in the military. After working as a freelance artist, including assignments for Reader's Digest, Sweet began painting sf book covers for Ballantine Books in 1974, later shifting to its subsidiary Del Rey Books. From the start, Sweet ...

Video Girl Ai

Japanese Anime OVA series (1992); original title Denei Shoujo Ai. I.G. Tatsunoko. Based on the Manga by Masakazu Katsura. Directed by Mizuho Nishikubo. Written by Satoru Akahori, Mayori Sekijima and Kuniaki Yamashita. Voice cast includes Yuri Amano, Megumi Hayashibara, Takeshi Kusao, Kenichi Ogata, Hirotaka Suzuoki and Koji Tsujitani. Six 29-minute episodes. Colour. / Teenager Yota Moteuchi's (Kusao) love for Moemi Hayakawa ...

Noll, Arthur Howard

(1855-1930) US author of In Quest of Aztec Treasure (1911) with Bourdon Wilson, a Lost World tale set in Mexico; he also wrote A Short History of Mexico (1890), and other studies of that land. [JC]

Cooper, James Fenimore

(1789-1851) US author, best known for the Leather-Stocking Tales sequence in a gentlemanly frontier-adventure tale style, a set of essentially nonfantastic proto-Westerns which includes The Last of the Mohicans (1826) and many other widely read novels featuring the woodsman Natty Bumppo; he also wrote several Gothic tales containing supernatural elements, like the broad hints that the protagonist of The Spy, a Tale of the Neutral Ground ...

Stolen Airship, The

Czechoslovakian live-action and animated film (1967; original title Ukradená vzducholod). Filmové Studio Barrandov, Filmové Studio Gottwaldov. Directed by Karel Zeman. Written by Radovan Krátky and Karel Zeman, based on the Jules Verne novels The Mysterious Island (1874-1875 2vols) and Two Years' Vacation (1889). Cast includes Hanus Bor, Jan Cizek, Jan Malát, Michal Pospisil, Cestmir ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. He began to publish work of genre interest with an sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" in Triquarterly for Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959]; he began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and later in ...

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