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US animated webseries (2019-2021). Rooster Teeth. First season created, directed and largely written by Gray Haddock. Second season directors include Shaun O'Neil and Emi Yonemur; writers include Daniel Dominguez and Maasai Singleton. Executive producers include Michael B Jordan and Alana Mayo. Voice cast includes Asia Kate Dillon, Dakota Fanning, Golshifteh Farahani, Blaine Gibson, Michael B Jordan, David Tennant, Maisie Williams and Kōichi Yamadera. Sixteen 25-minute (approximately) ...

Armytage, W H G

(1915-1998) South-African born author and professor of education, in the UK from well before World War Two; he published several articles with an sf focus in journals such as Extrapolation and Riverside Quarterly. Of interest to sf readers among his fourteen books is Yesterday's Tomorrows: A Historical Survey of Future Societies (1968). Primarily concerned with literary versions of the shape the future may take, it assembles its materials mainly from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, ...

Gu Shi

(?   -    ) Chinese author and urban planner who first came to prominence around 2011, with a number of stories that remarkably worked within the local tradition of didactic science fiction (see China), and yet also asserted a poignant notion of the likely emotional and ethical impact of scientific progress. Critics have parsed this as a particularly "female" reaction to the boys' club of the genre in China, although Gu herself has denied this. / Her ...

Petrucha, Stefan

(1959-    ) US author of Graphic Novels and Ties and some independent series and volumes for the Young Adult market, some of them of sf and horror interest. Sequences include the Timetripper tales, beginning with Timetripper Book One: Yestermorrow (2006), set in the world of his Comic, Squalor; and the Wicked Dead sequence of horror tales beginning with Wicked Dead #1: Lurker (2007) with Thomas Pendleton; his Nancy Drew series of graphic novels tied to the long-time ...

Thorpe, Gav

Working name of UK game designer and author Gavin Thorpe (1974-    ), most of whose work has consisted of Ties to the Warhammer 40,000 universe, beginning with Warhammer 40,000: 13th Legion (2000) ins the Warhammer 40,000: Last Chancers subseries. He has also contributed to the Warhammer fantasy universe, beginning with Warhammer: The Claws of Chaos: Slaves to Darkness, Book One (2002) in the Warhammer: Slaves to Darkness. Not connected to either universe is the Empire of ...

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 and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...



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