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Martinière, Stephan

(1962-    ) French artist, later a resident of America. After some brief training in animation, he went to work for DIC Entertainment in the mid-1980s, temporarily requiring him to move to Japan, and he was soon contributing to a number of animated series, including Inspector Gadget (1983-1986), Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors (1985), MASK (1985), The Real Ghost Busters (1986-1991), and Madeline (1993-1995), primarily as an artist but also as a writer and director. He has ...

Gustafson, Jon

(1945-2002) US art and artbook appraiser, expert in sf art, active sf fan (see Fandom) and author, married to V E Mitchell. He began publishing professional fiction of genre interest with "Beast" in L Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume II (anth 1986) edited by Algis Budrys, though he had earlier begun and continued for many years the "Gimlet Eye" column (1975-1993) about sf art, initially for The Science Fiction Review (Monthly) then for Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine. He is ...


Film (1970). Universal Pictures. Produced by Saul David. Directed by Gordon Douglas. Written by Nelson Gidding based on Les Animaux denaturés (1952; trans Rita Barisse as You Shall Know Them 1953; vt Borderline 1954; vt The Murder of the Missing Link 1958) by Vercors. Cast includes Susan Clark, Paul Hubschmid and Burt Reynolds. 105 minutes. Colour. / Adventurer Douglas Temple (Reynolds) guides a scientific expedition led by Dr Sybil Greame (Clark) into the deep jungles of Papua New ...

Moffat, W Graham

(1866-1951) UK author whose What's the World Coming To? (1893) with John White takes the form of a series of discussions, set in 2003 CE, of the various marvels which the twentieth century has seen. The tone is Satirical; the targets include Edward Bellamy, fictional Clichés such as crime detection by psychic means, and concerns such as Feminism. [JC]

Vampire Bat, The

Film (1933). Majestic Pictures Inc. Produced by Phil Goldstone and Larry Darmour. Directed by Frank R Strayer. Written by Edward T Lowe. Cast includes Lionel Atwill, Melvyn Douglas, Maude Eburne, Robert Frazer, Dwight Frye and Fay Wray. 63 minutes. Black and white. / In the village of Kleinschloss somewhere in central Europe, there is a rash of mysterious deaths in which the blood is drained from victims' bodies. Two small puncture marks are found on each throat, as if made by needle-sharp ...

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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