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Main, Carol

(?   -    ) UK author of Young Adult novels, including the Fraser Family sequence, comprising The White Planet (1982), Planet of Evil (1983) and Planet of Adventure (1986), featuring lightly sketched Space Opera adventures on various planets; echoes of the Robinsonade are also lightly sketched in. Betony and the Sorcerer (1990: vt Spellbound! 1991) is fantasy. [JC]

Galaxy High

US/Japanese animated tv series (1986). TMS Entertainment Ltd. Created by Chris Columbus. Executive Producer Yutaka Fujioka. Directors include David Hilberman, Toshiyuki Hiruma and Sam Nicholson. Writers include Larry DiTillio, Ken Koonce and David Weimers. Voice cast includes Susan Blu, Pat Carroll, Nancy Cartwright, Jennifer Darling, David L. Lander, Danny Mann, Howard Morris, Hal Rayle and John Stephenson. Thirteen 24-minute episodes. Colour. / Doyle Cleverlobe (Rayle) and Aimee ...

Mastai, Elan

(?   -    ) Canadian screenwriter and author, best known in the former capacity for scripting a romantic comedy, The F Word (2013) directed by Michael Dowse. His first novel, All Our Wrong Todays (2017), describes two Alternate History versions of recent history, one being our default world, which is here depicted as profoundly Dystopian for a range of reasons, including Climate Change caused by uncontrollable use of energy. The other world is a Utopia built ...

Jales, Mark

Pseudonym of Ronald Harry W Jales (1924-1979), UK author who also wrote thrillers as Mark Hayman and Will Palmer. In science fiction he is known only for his contributions to the Robert Hale Limited list of sf adventures, beginning with Prelude to Exodus (1979) [JC/SH]

Strause, Greg

(1975-    ) US filmmaker generally co-credited with his brother Colin (1976-    ), often under their preferred joint title as "The Brothers Strause". Primarily a special-effects team, they co-directed Alien Vs Predator: Requiem (2007) and Skyline (2010); they have also provided effects, since 2002 through their company Hydraulx or hy*drau"lx, for many films including Titanic (1997), Galaxy Quest (1999), and Avatar (2009). In 2010 Columbia Pictures' ...

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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