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Tenney, Steven R

(?   -    ) US author of Persona: Life on the Fast Lane in 2007 (1993; rev vt Persona: The Ultimate Identity Crisis in 2014 1995), an anatomy of the Near Future as experienced by a young woman. [JC]


Science fiction in Bolivia is permeated with indigenous Myths of Origin (see Mythology) [see also The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] and references to national culture. The Bolivian sf genre may be divided into two spheres, respectively relating to the Fantasy world and to sf as a genre that seeks to address both the mythical universe and indigenous heritage. / Bolivian writers (and also foreigners) are drawn to thinking upon the nature of their mythical roots and their origins ...

Carmen Sandiego

Canadian-US animated tv series (2019-2021). HMH Productions, DHX Media, I Can and I Will, Netflix. Directed by Jos Humphrey, Kenny Park and Mike West. Writers include Duane Capizzi, Greg Ernstrom and Becky Tinker. Voice cast includes Michael Hawley, Sharon Muthu, Paul Nakauchi, Gina Rodriguez, Abby Trott and Finn Wolfhard. 32 24- to 33-minute episodes (including an interactive special). Colour. / This series was a reboot of the Videogame franchise Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? ...

de Lancie, John

(1948-    ) US television actor in many roles since 1976, probably best known for playing Q in nine episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation between 1987 and 1994, a role at the centre of his Star Trek: The Next Generation Tie, Star Trek: The Next Generation: I, Q (1999) with Peter David. He also wrote a Post-Holocaust novel, Soldier of Light (1999) with Tom Cool, which traces a Near Future transformation of those humans who survive metamorphosis into the only beings ...

Felix the Cat

US animated film shorts (1919-1930). Pat Sullivan studio. Created by Otto Messmer and Pat Sullivan. Directed and written by Otto Messmer. 180 episodes (4-11 minutes), all but 12 silent; 15 silent episodes were reissued with sound 1929-1930. Black and white. / Felix was the most popular animated character prior to the rise of Mickey Mouse, and an early example of the successful merchandising of film-related Toys and songs. There is some dispute over who created Felix, but the director and ...

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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