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Barlow, Steve

(?   -    ) Pseudonym of Steve Lowe, UK author of two Star Wars parodies – Star Bores (1999) and Star Bores: The Prequel (2004 dos) – both with Steve Skidmore. Barlow and Skidmore have collaborated on very many books and scripts for child and Young Adult readers. The Outernet sequence involves Cyberspace derring-do in the galactic ...

Olemy, P T

Pseudonym (ie Ptolemy) of US author George Baker (?   -    ) of two spoofish thrillers, Pink Dolphin (1967) and The Transgressors (1967). In his sf novel, The Clones (1968), Clones, because of their powers of Communication, may be able to save Earth from Invasion by Aliens; or in fact help Earth ...

Wicked City

Japanese Original Video Animation (OVA) (1987). Madhouse. Based on the novels by Hideyuki Kikuchi. Directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri. Written by Norio Osada. Voice cast includes Takeshi Aono, Toshiko Fujita, Ichirō Nagai, Yūsaku Yara and Mari Yokoo. 82 minutes. Colour. / A woman (Yokoo), seemingly the one he has been dating for three months, invites Renzaburo Taki (Yara) back to her ...

Bova, Ben

(1932-2020) US author and editor who worked as technical editor for Project Vanguard 1956-1958, and science writer for Avco Everett Research Laboratory 1960-1971, before being appointed editor of Analog following the death of John W Campbell Jr in 1971. The magazine had become creatively moribund – although it remained commercially healthy – during the last decade of so of Campbell's editorship. Bova maintained the ...

Golan the Insatiable

US animated tv series (2013-2015). ADHD, Amazing Schlock, Double Hemm, Friends Night. Created by Josh Miller. Executive Producers include Hend Baghdady and Nick Weidenfeld. Directors include Douglas Einar Olsen. Writers include Pat Casey and Josh Miller. Voice cast includes Mary Mack, Josh Miller, Aubrey Plaza and Rob Riggle. Twelve 11-22 minute episodes. Colour. / Golan (Miller/Riggle), a horned, demonic "God-lord, commander of all that was seen and unseen" from the Gkruool ...

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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