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Goodman, Edward J

(1836-1921) UK journalist, newspaper editor and author known as a writer of fiction only for Too Curious (1888), about a man capable of seeing the future (see Prediction). [JC]

Legge, J G

(1861-1940) Hong Kong-born author, in UK from an early age; his sf Satire, The Millennium (1927), mocks attempts to reform a Near Future Britain. [JC]


US animated tv series (2019-2022; vt Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal). Studio La Cachette. Created and directed by Genndy Tartakovsky. Writers include Bryan Andrews, Darrick Bachman, David Krentz and Genndy Tartakovsky. Voice cast includes Jacob Dudman, Laetitia Eido-Mollon and Aaron LaPlante. Twenty 22-minute episodes. Colour. / Spear (LaPlante), a caveman (probably Neanderthal), is unable to prevent his mate and children being eaten by a ...

Sky Crawlers

Japanese animated film (2008). Production I.G, Polygon Pictures. Directed by Mamoru Oshii. Written by Chihiro Itō. Cast includes Ryō Kase, Rinko Kikuchi, Chiaki Kuriyama and Shōsuke Tanihara. 122 minutes. Colour. / In a world at peace, humanity's belligerent instincts find an outlet in a televised aerial Future War managed by competing private corporations (see ...

Journey to the Center of Time

Film (1967). Borealis/Dorad. Directed by David L Hewitt. Written by David Prentiss. Cast includes Scott Brady, Anthony Eisley, Gigi Perreau and Abraham Sofaer. 82 minutes. Colour. / Hewitt had been co-screenwriter and special-effects director of The Time Travelers (1964), directed by Ib Melchior, and Journey to the Center of Time is a remake of the earlier film. A pointless, low-budget ...

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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