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Wexler, Robert Freeman

(1961-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Suspension" in Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet for June 2001, which was later assembled in his first collection, Psychological Methods to Sell Should Be Destroyed (coll 2008). Its multiple transactions with the generic agencies of Fantastika have been described as surreal, but might be as fittingly thought ...

Milo Murphy's Law

US animated tv series (2018-2019). Disney Television Animation (see Disney on Television). Created by Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh. Directed by Bob Bowen and Robert F. Hughes. Writers include Jim Bernstein, Scott D Peterson and Joshua Pruett. Voice cast includes Sabrina Carpenter, Mekai Curtis, Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, Kate Micucci, Dan Povenmire and "Weird Al" Yankovic. 39 22-minute episodes (usually with two stories), plus one ...

Man Who Fell To Earth, The [tv]

US tv series (2022). Production companies include CBS Studios, Timberman-Beverly Productions for Showtime Networks. Created by Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet. Executive producers include Rola Bauer, Carl Beverly and Francoise Guyonnet. Producers include Jon Dudkowski, Robyn Johnson and Adrian Kelly. Directors include Joss Agnew, Sarah Harding and Alex Kurtzman. Writers include Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet and Jane Maggs. Actors include Rob Delaney, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Naomie Harris, Kate ...

Farren, Mick

Working name of Michael A Farren (1943-2013), UK author, journalist and rock musician who was first active as a member of a band, The Deviants, 1967-1969 (revived several times, most recently in 2011); he then edited the underground paper IT 1970-1973 and founded the underground comic Nasty Tales – prosecuted for obscenity in a well-known trial – in the pages of which, with Chris Rowley and Chris Welch, he produced a comic strip with sf content, ...

Biggers, W Watts

(1927-2013) US composer, scriptwriter who wrote Underdog (1964-1973), an animated television series featuring the eponymous rhyming dog Superhero (recited by Wally Cox), and author whose The Man Inside (1968) describes – perhaps not coincidentally – the experiences of a man embedded within a Robot, who must communicate through this disguise. [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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