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Japanese animated tv series (2017). Original title Demi-chan wa Kataritai. A-1 Pictures. Based on the Japanese Manga by Petosu. Directors include Ryō Andō. Written by Petosu and Takao Yoshioka. Voice cast includes Yōko Hikasa, Kaede Hondo, Shiina Natsukawa, Minami Shinoda and Junichi Suwabe. Thirteen 22-minute episodes. Colour. / Biology teacher Tetsuo Takahashi (Suwabe) learns that ...


Film (1960). Fairview Productions. Produced by Jack H Harris. Directed by Irvin S Yeaworth. Dinosaur animation by Tim Baar, Wah Chang. Dinosaur models designed by Marcel Delgado. Written by Dan E Weisbud, Jean Yeaworth from an original idea by Harris. Cast includes Kristina Hanson, Paul Lukather (Chuck), Gregg Martell, Ward Ramsey and Alan Roberts. 85 minutes. Colour. / Bart Thompson (Ramsey) is in charge of a construction crew working on an unnamed Caribbean ...

McDowall, Alistair

(1987-    ) UK playwright whose plays tend to incorporate elements of Fantastika into plots often set in North-East England, with an effect of gonzo spoofery. Brilliant Adventures (performed May 2013 Royal Exchange, Manchester; 2013 chap) uses the device of a Time Machine to generate farcical encounters now and in the Near Future; Captain Amazing (August 2013 ...

Wells, Angus

(1943-2006) UK author, previously a paperbacks editor, most of whose novels were seventy-five Westerns as by William S Brady, Matthew Kirk, Charles L Pike, James A Muir and J D Sandon, all published from 1975 to 1985; most of his remaining production was fantasy. Under the House Name Richard Kirk, which he shared with Robert P Holdstock, he contributed to the Raven fantasy series Swordsmistress of Chaos ...

Uhlemann, Max

(?   -1862) German Egyptologist and author, known for his work on the Rosetta Stone; of sf interest is Drei Tage in Memphis [for full title and transcription see Checklist] (1856; trans anon as Three Days in Memphis; Or, Sketches of the Public and Private Life of the Old Egyptians 1858), an educational tale whose protagonists are conveyed to ancient Memphis by Time Travel. [JC]

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 ...

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