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X [tv]

Japanese animated tv series (2001-2002; vt X/1999). Madhouse. Based on the Manga by CLAMP. Directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri. Written by Yuki Enatsu. Voice cast includes Aya Hisakawa, Motoko Kumai, Houko Kuwashima, Mitsuaki Madono, Mamiko Noto, Junichi Suwabe and Kenichi Suzumura. 24 24-minute episode plus one OVA. Colour. / Tokyo, 1999: a final confrontation is imminent between two groups of ...

Smith, Stephanie A

(1959-    ) US academic and author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Blue Heart" in Asimov's for November 1982, and whose first novels – the Snow-Eyes sequence comprising Snow-Eyes (1985) and The Boy Who Was Thrown Away (1987) – were Planetary Romances for the Young Adult market. The protagonist of the first ...

Rick & Morty

US animated tv comedy series (2013-current). Adult Swim/Cartoon Network. Created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. Executive producers: James A Fino (seasons 1 and 2), Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland, Joe Russo II (seasons 1 and 2). Directors include Wesley Archer and Pete Michels. Writers include Eric Acosta, Dan Harmon, Tom Kauffman, Wade Randolph and Justin Roiland. Voice cast includes Sarah Chalke, Spencer Grammer, Chris Parnell and Justin Roiland. 51 23-minute episodes to date, plus 31 ...

Watts, Peter

(1958-    ) Canadian marine biologist and author who began to publish work of genre interest with "A Niche" in Tesseracts3 (anth 1990) edited by Candas Jane Dorsey and Gerry Truscott; his early short fiction was assembled as Ten Monkeys, Ten Minutes (coll 2001); Beyond the Rift (coll 2013) mostly assembles more recent stories. He is very much better known, however, for his longer work, in ...

Invasion from Inner Earth

Film (1974; vt Hell Fire; vt They). Rebane Productions. Produced by Bill Rebane. Directed by Rebane (credited as Ito). Written by Barbara J Rebane. Cast includes Robert Arkens, Paul Bentzen, Nick Holt, Debbi Pick and Karl Wallace. 94 minutes. Colour. / After a prologue in which officials are told the situation is extremely grim and widespread, the action switches to Jake Anderson (Holt), who with his sister Sarah (Pick) runs an air transport service from Bear Creek ...

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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