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Hayter, Frank E

(1892/1893-?   ) UK explorer and author whose nonfiction narratives, In Search of Sheba's Mines (1935) and Gold of Ethiopia (1940), describe his attempts to find the original source of the Queen of Sheba#s treasure. The narrator of his sf novel, The Garden of Eden (1940), tells the story of two immortals (see Immortality) who had visited the heart of Africa in ancient times, where they encountered a variety ...

Appleyard, Bryan

(1951-    ) UK author whose sf novel, The First Church of the New Millennium (1994), conflates (not entirely with conviction) two forms of human aspiration: the building of a great new cathedral, and a manned mission to Mars. [JC]

Bee and Puppycat

US animated online tv series (2013-current). Frederator Studios, OLM. Created by Natasha Allegri. Writers include Natasha Allegri, Etta Devine, Gabriel Diani, Madeleine Flores, Frank Gibson and Jack Pendarvis. Directors include Larry Leichliter and Joji Shimura. Voice cast includes Ashly Burch, Kent Osborne, Allyn Rachel and Alexander James Rodriguez. Eleven circa seven-minute and sixteen 23-minute episodes. Colour. / A falling Alien, the aptly ...

Vivy: Fluorite Eye's Song

Japanese animated tv series (2021). Wit Studio. Created and written by Tappei Nagatsuki and Eiji Umehara. Directed by Shinpei Ezaki. Voice cast includes Jun Fukuyama, Takehito Koyasu and Atsumi Tanezaki. Thirteen 24-minute episodes. Colour. / Vivy, a humanlike Robot, was the first autonomous AI, created in 2060. Because AIs have difficulty in multi-tasking, each focuses on a single purpose: Vivy's is to "make everyone happy by ...

Mowll, Joshua

(1970-    ) UK graphic artist and author of the Young Adult Guild of Specialists sequence, comprising Operation Red Jericho (2005), Operation Typhoon Shore (2006) and Operation Storm City (2008); set in the 1920s, the tales combine Lost Race and Steampunk conventions in a Ripping Yarns fashion that evokes comparisons to writers like ...

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. ...



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