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Smith, George O

(1911-1981) US electronics engineer and author, most active and prominent in the 1940s in Astounding Science-Fiction, in which his first story, "QRM – Interplanetary", appeared in October 1942: the tale both began his sf career and initiated his most famous endeavour, the Venus Equilateral Series of stories (all in Astounding except for one late addition) about a ...

Schenck, Bradley W

(?   -    ) US illustrator, Games designer and author, who has also written as by Morno. Along with his early work in Role Playing Game design, he published at least two stories of genre interest, beginning with "The Forest of Flame" (April 1977 The Dragon Magazine) as by Morno, with many later texts of various sorts [not listed below] for the fantasy game Arduin, and was involved ...

Man With Nine Lives, The

Film (1940). Columbia Pictures Corporation. Produced by Irving Briskin and Wallace MacDonald (uncredited). Directed by Nick Grinde (as Nick Grindé). Written by Karl Brown from an original story by Harold Shumate. Cast includes Boris Karloff, Roger Pryor and Jo Ann Sayers. 74 minutes. Black and white. / Dr Tim Mason (Pryor) is working on Cryogenic treatment of chronic medical problems, continuing the work of the ...

Nier: Automata Ver1.1a

Japanese animated tv series (2023). A-1 Pictures. Based on the action Role Playing Game Nier: Automata developed by PlatinumGames and published by Square Enix. Directed by Ryouji Masuyama. Written by Ryouji Masuyama and Yoko Taro. Voice cast includes Natsuki Hanae, Yui Ishikawa, Kaori Kawabuchi, Daisuke Namikawa, Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Atsumi Tanezaki and Aoi Yūki. Twelve 24 minute episodes. Colour. / We are told ...

Boogiepop Phantom

Japanese animated tv series (2001). Original title Bugīpoppu wa Warawanai Boogiepop Phantom. Based on the Light Novels by Kouhei Kadono. Madhouse. Directed by Takashi Watanabe. Written by Sadayuki Murai. Voice cast includes Yuu Asakawa, Jun Fukuyama and Kaori Shimizu. Twelve 24-minute episodes. Colour. / Years ago the secretive Towa Organization captured and experimented on an ...

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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...

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