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Japanese Original Video Animation (OVA) (2002-2005; original title Sentō Yōsei Yukikaze; vt Battle Fairy Yukikaze). Gonzo. Based on the novels by Chohei Kanbayashi. Directed by Masahiko Ōkura. Written by Seiji Kio, Masahiko Ōkura, Masashi Sogo, Yumi Tada, Hiroshi Yamaguchi and Ikuto Yamashita. Voice cast includes Yōko Asagami, Masako Ikeda, Jōji Nakata, Masato Sakai and Miho Yamada. Five 28- to 48-minute episodes. Colour. / Sometime in the future a Hyperspace ...

Elliott, John

(1759-1834) UK author, imputed author (though he seems young for the task) of The Travels of Hildebrand Bowman ... (1778) as by Hildebrand Bowman, a Fantastic Voyage into various remote parts of the South Pacific, including Islands and Utopias, some in nether New Zealand; see Checklist for full title, which is thorough. It has been suggested in the magazine of the Captain Cook Society [see links below] that the true author may be either Robert Boyne Home (1713-1786) or his son Robert Home ...

Onyebuchi, Tochi

(1987-    ) US lawyer and author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Dust to Dust" in Transverse Three (anth 2011) edited by Dario Ciriello. His first novel, the Young Adult Beasts Made of Night (2017) – the first volume of the Taj sequence – explicitly draws on his mother's experience of Nigeria, creating in the City of Kos a recognizable transmutation of Lagos; there is no link to the Greek island of Kos. Much of the tale seems couched in fantasy ...

Tam, Albert

(1972-    ) Chinese author, born in Hong Kong, educated at the Universities of London and Bradford, and with a transnational following in the People's Republic of China, Taiwan (the Republic of China), Hong Kong, Singapore and elsewhere in the Chinese diaspora. / He is most lauded for his Cyberpunk Renxing Ruanjian ["Humanoid Software"] series, redolent of the concerns of Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell (1995), set in a Near Future world in which online warfare is ...

Rocketeer, The

Film (1991; vt The Adventures of the Rocketeer). Walt Disney (see The Walt Disney Company). Directed by Joe Johnston. Written by Danny Bilson, Paul DeMeo. Cast includes Alan Arkin, Bill Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Timothy Dalton and Paul Sorvino. 108 minutes. Colour. Based on The Rocketeer (1982-1995), a Comic created by Dave Stevens (1955-2008). / This enjoyable big-budget re-creation of the thrills of 1930s B-serials – more accurate but less popular than Steven Spielberg's Raiders ...

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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