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Battlecruiser 3000 AD

Videogame (1996). 3000AD. Designed by Derek Smart. Platforms: DOS, Win. / The Battlecruiser franchise is famous both for the length of time it has spent in development and for the combative personality of its designer. The first version, Battlecruiser 3000 AD, was intended to be a universal Space Sim using three-dimensional graphics, in which players could roam through a simulated galaxy without restrictions. It was released after seven years of work to exceptionally poor reviews; the game ...

Storm, Jannick

Working name of Danish author, critic, editor and translator Finn Jannick Storm Jørgensen (1939-2015), whose importance was first acknowledged outside the Nordic countries in the dedication of Brian Aldiss's sf overview Billion Year Spree (1973): "To Jannick Storm, who colonised Denmark". The implication is hardly literally true: Storm himself encountered sf as a teenager, via cheap (generally abridged) paperback translations of US and British adventure sf as well as in the work of Niels ...

Lawson, Mark

(1962-    ) UK broadcaster, journalist and author, active in UK literary circles from 1984, whose Alternate History tale, Idlewild, or Everything Is Subject to Change (1995), focuses on the Icon figures John F Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe, both alive in 1993 and attempting a reunion as assassins hover. [JC]

Fahy, Casey

(1962-    ) US author, mostly of nonfiction pieces on the film published online; of his two novels, The Bot Story (2001), about furry Aliens searching for their roots, is of moderate interest. (The implications of the titular use of a term usually applied to robots or computer applications may be inadvertent.) [JC]

Dexter's Laboratory

US animated tv series (1996-2003). Cartoon Network, Hanna-Barbera Cartoons. Created by Genndy Tartakovsky. Directors include Robert Alvarez, John McIntyre, Rob Renzetti, Chris Savino and Genndy Tartakovsky. Writers include Walt Dohrn, Zeke Kamm, Seth MacFarlane, Cindy Morrow, Jason Butler Rote, Michael Ryan, Chris Savino and Genndy Tartakovsky. Voice cast includes Christine Cavanaugh, Kathryn Cressida, Eddie Deezen, Candi Milo and Alison Moore. 78 22-minute episodes, usually with three ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...

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