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Bova, Ben

(1932-2020) US author and editor who worked as technical editor for Project Vanguard 1956-1958, and science writer for Avco Everett Research Laboratory 1960-1971, before being appointed editor of Analog following the death of John W Campbell Jr in 1971. The magazine had become creatively moribund – although it remained commercially healthy – during the last decade of so of Campbell's editorship. Bova maintained the ...

Sherlock Hound

Japanese/Italian animated tv series (1984-1985); original titles Meitantei Holmes (Japan) and Il fiuto di Sherlock Holmes (Italy). RAI, Tokyo Movie Shinsha. "Original idea" by Marco Pagot and Gi Pagot. Chief Directors Hayao Miyazaki and Kyōsuke Mikuriya. Writers include Yoshihisa Araki, Tsunehisa Itō, Sunao Katabuchi, Mayumi Shimazaki and Keishi Yamazaki. Voice cast includes ...

Fancher, Jane S

(1952-    ) US author who began publishing genre material with two Graphic Novels based on the work of C J Cherryh: Gate of Ivrel: Claiming Rites (graph 1987) and Gate of Ivrel: Fever Dreams (graph 1988). Fancher was credited with artwork on #13-#16 of the Elfquest comic-book series by Wendy and Richard Pini, published by Donning's Starblaze imprint; her name was removed ...

Cawdron, Peter

(1967-    ) New Zealand-born author, in Australia for many years, whose early novels, beginning with The Road to Hell (2011 ebook), seem usually to have been self-published until the teens of the twenty-first century, most of his stories being Space Operas heavy on action, often involving First Contact. An early example, Anomaly (2011), which is set on Earth, involves the arrival ...

Wells, Simon

(1961-    ) UK animator and director, great-grandson of H G Wells and protegé of Steven Spielberg. He branched out into live action with The Time Machine (2002), and into Robert Zemeckis's performance-capture technology with Mars Needs Moms (2011), which he also co-wrote ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. He began to publish work of genre interest with an sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" in Triquarterly for Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959]; he began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and later in ...

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