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Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

Japanese animated tv series (2018); original title Seishun Buta Yarō wa Bunny Girl-senpai no Yume wo Minai. Based on the Light Novels by Hajime Kamoshida. CloverWorks. Directed by Sōichi Masui. Written by Masahiro Yokotani. Voice cast includes Kaito Ishikawa, Yurika Kubo, Inori Minase, Asami Seto and Atsumi Tanezaki. Thirteen 24-minute episodes. Colour. / Two years ago, high-schooler Sakuta Azusagawa's (Ishikawa) little sister Kaede (Kubo) suffered from cyberbullying, resulting in ...

Salvador, Tomás

(1921-1984) Spanish author of both mainstream work and sf. He published five sf novels, three collections and sixteen short stories. Most of these books were published in hardcover and had frequent reprints, showing that he was a popular writer. / As a teenager Salvador experienced the Spanish Civil War on the Republican side in Madrid although at the age of 20 he enlisted as a volunteer in the Blue Division, fighting for Nazi Germany on the Russian front for two years, where he was ...

Wallace, Bryan Edgar

(1904-1971) UK screenwriter and author, son of Edgar Wallace; he adapted some of his father's books for the cinema. His sf novel, The Device (1962), a Near Future tale of attempted world conquest, features an Antihero very similar to Norbert Jacques's Dr Mabuse, and was adapted and filmed as Scotland Yard jagt Dr Mabuse ["Scotland Yard Hunts Dr Mabuse"] (1963; vt Dr Mabuse vs Scotland Yard). His other novels were melodramatic, after his father's example, but nonfantastic. [JC]

Harry and the Hendersons

Film (1987; vt Bigfoot and the Hendersons UK). Amblin/Universal. Directed by William Dear. Written by Dear, William E Martin, Ezra D Rappaport. Cast includes Don Ameche, Melinda Dillon, Kevin Peter Hall, John Lithgow, Joshua Rudoy and David Suchet. 111 minutes. Colour. / This amiable, well-made film is sf only in that it deals with a Lost Race. Harry is a Bigfoot, an 8ft (2.4m) intelligent hairy anthropoid, a shy native of the US Northwest. He is knocked down by the car of and then ...

Welby, Philip

Pseudonym of C D Davis (?   -    ), UK author of The Pleasure Domes of Sigma 93 (1978), a Space Opera for Robert Hale Limited. [JC]

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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