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Sweat Punch

Japanese Original Video Animation (OVA) (2001-2002; 2007; vt Deep Imagination). Studio 4°C. Voice cast includes Enapok, Shino Kakinuma, Ai Maeda, Hikaru Midorikawa and Rumi Shishido. An anthology of five 8-13 minute sf and fantasy shorts; 57 minutes in total. Colour. / The four issues (2001-2002) of the DVD magazine Grasshoppa! contained, in all, 30 live-action and Anime short films. Each included a work created by Studio 4°C, in a series called Sweat Punch. In 2007 an omnibus DVD ...

Wilbrandt, Conrad

(1832-1921) German economist, politician and author, whose possible relationship to Adolf von Wilbrandt is undetermined; of sf interest is Des Herrn Friedrich Ost Erlebnisse in der Welt Bellamy's: Mittheilungen aus des Jahren 2001 und 2002 (1891; trans Mary J Stafford as Mr East's Experiences in Mr. Bellamy's World: Records of the Years 2001 and 2002 1891), one of many negative responses to Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward (1888). Mr East awakens from Suspended Animation in 2001, which he ...

Thunderbirds

UK animated-puppet tv series (1965-1966). An AP Films Production for ATV/ITC. Created Sylvia and Gerry Anderson. Produced by Gerry Anderson (season 1), Reg Hill (season 2). Writers included Dennis Spooner, Alan Fennell, Alan Pattillo. Directors included David Lane, David Elliott, Desmond Saunders, Pattillo. Model effects supervised by Derek Meddings. 2 seasons, 32 50-minute episodes (re-edited in the USA so that each episode occupied two half-hour timeslots). Colour. / This animated puppet ...

Scott, Rosie

(1948-2017) New Zealand author, in Australia from 1987, most of whose work – which is various and widely published – is nonfantastic. Of sf interest is Feral City (1992), a Dystopian tale set in a Near Future Australian City, mostly wasteland haunted by the unwanted. The protagonist and two companions opens a bookshop. A fragile attempt to re-establish a humane urbanity is necessarily fraught, but, strugglingly, succeeds. Scott was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for ...

Lockwood, Ingersoll

(1841-1918) US lawyer and author whose Baron Trump sequence is an unusually Equipoisal mixture of sf and fantasy, even at a time before the use of commonly adhered-to distinctions between these modes of the fantastic, in a manner that anticipates L Frank Baum's inspired opportunism in the Oz books. The sequence comprises The Travels and Adventures of Little Baron Trump and His Wonderful Dog Bulgar (1890) and Baron Trump's Marvellous Underground Journey (1893), the latter being a Fantastic ...

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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