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Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä

Animated film (1984 Japan; heavily cut vt Warriors of the Wind, 1985; uncut release as Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, 2005). Nibariki, Hakuhodo, Tokuma, Tōei. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Written by Hayao Miyazaki. Cast includes Goro Naya, Yoshihiko Sakakibara and Sumi Shimamoto. 116 minutes. Colour. / Much imitated Ecology Anime, set on a ...

Peters, Alan

(?   -?   ) UK author of The Secret Formula (1932), a Near Future tale in which a cure for cancer is discovered (see Medicine). [JC]

Kelly, James Patrick

(1951-    ) US author who began to publish after attending the Clarion Science Fiction Writers' Workshop in 1974. With "Dea Ex Machina" in Galaxy for April 1975 (as by James Kelly), he began very quickly to establish himself as an author whose work contained, within a sometimes sober demeanour, considerable pyrotechnical charge. In the selfconscious 1980s controversy between ...

Scarlet – The Film Magazine

US letter-size saddle-stapled Cinema magazine printed on middle-grade paper. Publisher and editor: Harry Long. Ten numbered, undated issues, 2008 to 2013. Publication schedule irregular. / This follow-up to Scarlet Street magazine was founded by former staff member Long – in company with others connected to the previous title – as a Semiprozine which focused more closely on classic ...


UK-based weekly Audiozine run by Tony C Smith which began on 20 December 2007. It began with simple readings of stories, professionally recorded and downloadable, posted weekly, but the site has since expanded to include videos, downloadable anthologies and a host of other interactive media. Some of the stories are originals, but the majority are previously published material by major writers, Michael Moorcock being one of the ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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