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Armitage III

Japanese animated tv series (1995). Original title Amitēji Za Sādo. Written by Akinori Endo and Chiaki Konaka. Directed by Hiroyuki Ochi. Voice cast includes Hiroko Kasahara, Yasunori Masutani and Ryûsei Nakao. Four episodes of 30-50 minutes. Colour. / In 2046, policeman Ross Syllabus (Masutani) is transferred from Earth to the Mars City of Saint Lowell. He is teamed up with Naomi Armitage (Kasahara), whose rebellious attitude is, naturally, reflected in her scanty attire ...

Thompson, Andrew

(?   -    ) UK playwright whose first commercially produced drama, In Event of Moone Disaster (performed 2017; 2017), makes structural and Feminist use of a real speech, "In Event of Moon Disaster", written for President Nixon in case the 1969 Moon landing failed. The play is divided into three interacting sections, set in 1969, 2017, and Near Future 2055. In the last of these, Sylvia Moone's granddaughter, also called Sylvia Moone, is about to take the first ...

Secret Agent "X"

US Pulp Magazine. Published by Periodical House Inc, an imprint of Ace Magazines. Editors were Rose Wyn for the first few years, then Harry Widmer for the remainder of the run. Publication varied from monthly to an erratic bimonthly schedule. 41 issues from February 1934 to March 1941, initially with "X" in quotation marks and cover subtitle "The Man of a Thousand Faces"; from #20 (November 1935) as Secret Agent X without quotes and subtitled "Detective Mysteries". / The titular Secret ...

Packard, Edward

(1931-    ) US author, co-developer with R A Montgomery of the Choose Your Own Adventure Gamebook sequence comprise of tales in which the reader becomes a kind of protagonist of the tale, being addressed in the second-person singular and actively determining the plot whenever cued to make a choice as to the next stage of the action. The Choose Your Own Adventure series itself – many of whose instalments were written by Montgomery (see his entry for details) – ...

Latner, Alexis Glynn

(1957-    ) US author, librarian and creative-writing teacher who began publishing work of genre interest with "Wanderers" as Alexis G Latner for Analog in June 1990, and who is primarily known for Hard SF stories published in that magazine; in her first novel, Hurricane Moon (2007), a team of humans departs a terminally polluted Earth to find an inhabitable planet (see Colonization of Other Worlds; Pollution), a hegira which ends at a suitable double world, where issues of ...

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. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...



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