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Neo Tokyo

Japanese animated film (1987). Original title Meikyū Monogatari; vt Manie-Manie. Based on the works of Taku Mayumura. Project Team Argos, Madhouse. Directed and written by Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Katsuhiro Ōtomo and Rintaro. Executive producer Haruki Kadokawa. Voice cast includes Banjō Ginga, Yū Mizushima, Hiroshi Ōtake and Hideko Yoshida. 50 minutes. Colour. / A science fiction Anthology film built around three tales from Mayumura's Meikyū Monogatari (coll of ...

White, Richard Grant

(1822-1885) US editor, journalist and author whose The Fall of Man; Or, the Loves of the Gorillas [for full title see Checklist below] (1871 chap) as by A Learned Gorilla is a Satire on the Darwinian theory of Evolution as developed earlier the same year in The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex (1871); Grant's comic Satire consists of a lecture given in Africa by a gorilla (see Apes as Human) to other apes, who become rather overexcited. [JC]


Film (1997). Trimark Pictures and The Feature Film Project present a Cube Libre production in association with Téléfilm Canada, Ontario Film Development Corporation, The Harold Greenberg Fund and Viacom Canada. Directed by Vincenzo Natali. Written by André Bijelic, Graeme Manson and Vincenzo Natali. Cube device designed by David Pravica. Cast includes Nicole de Boer, Nicky Guadagni, David Hewlett, Andrew Miller and Maurice Dean Wint. 90 minutes. Colour. / Six characters ...


In the terminology of sf Fandom, this expression – once colloquial but enshrined since 1983 in the constitution of the World Science Fiction Society, the body that administers the Hugos – means a semiprofessional magazine as opposed to an Amateur Magazine, or Fanzine. Originally, according to that constitution, a magazine with a circulation of more than 10,000 is a professional magazine (though the revision of the Hugo rules which divided the Best Professional Editor category into ...

Kloos, Marko

(1971-    ) German author, in US from early adulthood, who began to publish work of genre interest with "Ink and Blood" in Beneath Ceaseless Skies for July 2011. He is best known for the Frontlines sequence of Military SF tales beginning with Terms of Enlistment (2013 ebook), set in a Near Future Earth and Mars threatened by Alien Invasion; successive volumes tend to introduce improved Spaceships and enhanced Weaponry. The rather more complex Palladium Wars sequence ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...

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