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US tv series (2006-2008). CBS Paramount Network Television/Junction Entertainment for CBS-TV. Created by Stephen Chbosky, Josh Schaer, Jonathan E Steinberg. Produced by Dan Shotz, Nancy Won, Karim Zreik, Joy Gregory. Directors included Guy Norman Bee, Sandford Bookstaver, Jon Turtletaub. Writers included Carol Barbee, Joy Gregory, Robert Levine, Stephen Scaia. Cast includes Lennie James, Gerald McRaney, April Parker-Jones, Pamela Reed (Gail Green), Ashley Scott (Emily Sullivan) and Skeet ...

L'Incroyable Cinema

UK more-or-less Digest-size saddle-stapled Cinema magazine. Publisher: the editor(s) for issues 1# and #2; Orion Press (Salford) issues #3-#5. Editors were Harry Nadler and Charles Partington (#1) and Harry Nadler (#2-#5). Five lithographed issues published irregularly, in three different sizes, from January 1969 until Autumn 1971. / Harry Nadler, who in 1990 would create Manchester's annual Festival of Fantastic Films, was well respected in the field, and contributions to the magazine, ...

Phoenix 2772

Japanese animated film (1980; vt Space Firebird 2772). Original title Hi no Tori 2772: Ai no Kosumozōn. Tezuka Productions, Toho Company. Based on the Manga by Osamu Tezuka. Directed by Taku Sugiyama. Written by Taku Sugiyama and Osamu Tezuka. Voice cast includes Kazuo Kumakura, Katsue Miwa, Kaneto Shiozawa and Keiko Takeshita. 122 minutes. Colour. / During his early childhood Godo (Shiozawa) is raised by a Computer, until the arrival of a female Robot, Olga (Miwa), as a rather belated ...

Aspler, Tony

(1939-    ) UK-born wine journalist and author, in Canada from 1970; of sf interest among his several novels is Chain Reaction (1978) with Gordon Pape, which concerns the Near Future assassination of a Canadian politician that threatens World War Three. [JC]

Steele, Linda

(1953-    ) US author (not the Linda Steele married to Michael Moorcock) whose Ibis: Witch Queen of the Hive World (1985) examines human sexual politics (see Feminism; Gender) through the perspective of an affair between a human male and a female of an Alien hive-like species (see Hive Minds). [JC]

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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