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Sweat Punch

Japanese Original Video Animation (OVA) (2001-2002; 2007; vt Deep Imagination). Studio 4°C. Voice cast includes Enapok, Shino Kakinuma, Ai Maeda, Hikaru Midorikawa and Rumi Shishido. An anthology of five 8-13 minute sf and fantasy shorts; 57 minutes in total. Colour. / The four issues (2001-2002) of the DVD magazine Grasshoppa! contained, in all, 30 live-action and Anime short films. Each included a work created by Studio 4°C, in a series called Sweat Punch. In 2007 an omnibus DVD ...

Newman, Sandra

(1965-    ) US author whose later fiction is oF sf interest, though her earlier work edges deftly out of mimetic constraints, an instance being her first novel, The Only Good Thing Anyone Has Ever Done (2002), whose hallucinatedly fragmented narrative renders a dislocated America almost graphically enough to register as an exercise in Fantastika. Her third novel, The Country of Ice Cream Star (2014), is set in a moderately distant Near Future Ruined Earth version of America; ...

Long, Amelia Reynolds

(1903-1978) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Twin Soul" for Weird Tales in March 1928, and who contributed "The Mechanical Man" to the two-story Science Fiction Series anthology, Mechanical Man/Thought Stealer (anth 1930 chap), the second story being by Frank Bourne. Her story "The Thought-Monster" (March 1930 Weird Tales) was much later filmed as Fiend Without a Face (1957). Her one sf novel, Behind the Evidence (1936) with William L Crawford, writing together as ...

Hocking, Ian

(1976-    ) UK author Senior Lecturer of Psychology at Canterbury Christ Church University, whose Déjà Vu (2005) is a Near Future Technothriller based on the time-tested Set a Thief to Catch a Thief plot generator; all works out for the female criminal so seconded, in the end. The sequel, continuing the Saskia Brandt series, is Flashback (2011 ebook). [JC/DRL]

Rea, J M

(?   -    ) UK author of Once Upon a UFO (Out of the Blue) (1993), an sf novel featuring Aliens, UFOs, a Time-stasis engine, and more. [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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