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Squid Girl

Japanese animated tv series (2010-2014). Original title Shinryaku! Ika Musume. Based on the Manga by Masahiro Anbe. Diomedéa. Written by Michiko Yokote. Directed by Tsutomu Mizushima and Yasutaka Yamamoto. Voice cast includes Ayumi Fujimura, Hisako Kanemoto, Hitomi Nabatame, Miki Ōtani and Rie Tanaka. 24 24-minute episodes and five OVAs. Colour. / The routine of a beachfront cafe, the Lemon Beach House, is ...

Maris the Choujo

Japanese Original Video Animation (1986; vt The Supergal; vt The Chojo). Based on the Manga by Rumiko Takahashi. Studio Pierrot. Directed by Kazuyoshi Katayama and Motosuke Takahashi. Written by Tomoko Konparu and Hideo Takayashiki. Voice cast includes Toshio Furukawa, Mami Koyama, Sumi Shimamoto, and Jouji Yanami. 48 minutes. Colour. / As a child Maris (Koyama) was part of the ...

Mohamed, Premee

(1981-    ) Canadian author who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Adventurer's Wife " in She Walks in Shadows (anth 2015) edited by Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Paula R Stiles. Designed for a Young Adult market, her Beneath the Rising sequence, an Alternate History series beginning with Beneath the Rising (2020) ...

Paul, Graham Sharp

(?   -    ) Ceylon [now Sri Lanka]-born soldier, businessman and author, in Australia from 1983, whose Space Opera Hellfort's War sequence, beginning with Hellfort's War: Book 1: The Battle at the Moons of Hell (2007), engages its protagonist Paul Hellfort in various conflict scenarios typical of Military SF in space, the scale of which increases as does his rank. The ...

Gansky, Alton

(1953-    ) US Baptist minister, entrepreneur and author; several of his avowedly Christian novels are of sf interest, including Dark Moon (2002), in which the Moon is mysteriously stained with a kind of Sign; Angel (2007), in which a Mysterious Stranger from another planet seems to promise revelations pleasing to those of a religious bent, but who may in fact represent darker ...

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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