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The gradual Automation of industry and the progressive reduction of working hours has already extended the amount of leisure time which citizens of the developed nations have, and most later twentieth-century images of the future assume that everyone will have even more of it in times to come. In The Next 200 Years: A Scenario for America and the World (1976), the Futures Studies authorities Herman ...

Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare

Japanese film (1968). Original title Yōkai Daisensō, vt The Great Yokai War. Daiei Film. Directed by Yoshiyuki Kuroda. Written by Tetsurō Yoshida. Cast includes Yoshihiko Aoyama, Chikara Hashimoto, Takashi Kanda, Akane Kawasaki and Osamu Ōkawa. 80 minutes. Colour. / Seven thousand years ago a Monster (Hashimoto) began hibernating in the ruins of Ur, once capital of Babylonia; awakened thousands ...


Film (2019). Warner Bros Pictures in association with DC Films, Joint Effort, Bron Creative and Village Roadshow Pictures. Directed by Todd Phillips. Written by Phillips and Scott Silver. Cast includes Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Robert De Niro and Joaquin Phoenix. 122 minutes. Colour. / This origin story for Batman's most famous nemesis (see Villains), which is technically nonfantastic, is included here for ...

Wood, Wally

Working name of American artist Wallace A Wood (1927-1981), sometimes credited as Wallace Wood or simply Wood. After military service, the largely self-trained Wood received some instruction at New York's Cartoonists and Illustrators School in 1948 and did some minor work for newspaper Comic strips before shifting to comic books; one of his early collaborators was the young Harry Harrison, a fellow illustrator who later became the ...

Aachi & Ssipak

South Korean animated film (2006). JTeam Studios. Directed by Jo Beom-jin. Written by Kang Sang-kyun, Jeong Hye-won and Jo Beom-jin. Voice cast includes Im Chang-jung, Lee Gyu-hwa, Yang Jeong Hwa, Shin Hae-chul, Seo Hye-jeong, Ryoo Seung-bum and Hyun Young. 90 minutes. Colour. An English version, rewritten and reworked by Ed Skudder and Zack Keller (who also voiced the two main characters), was released in 2014. / The film opens with an army of small ...

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 ...

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