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Out There

US tv series (1951-1952). CBS TV. Created by Donald Davis. Produced by John Hargott. Directors included Andrew McCullough, Byron Paul. Writers included Graham Doar, Howard Rodman, Reginald Rose. 12 30-minute episodes. Black and white. / This short-lived anthology programme was one of the first adult-oriented science fiction series on US Television, appearing in the same year as the much better known ...

Big O

Japanese animated tv series (1999-2000, 2003). Original title Za Biggu Ō. Sunrise. Created by Kazuyoshi Katayama and Hajime Yatate. Directed by Kazuyoshi Katayama. Written by Kazuyoshi Katayama and Chiaki J. Konaka. Voice cast includes Tessho Genda, Mitsuru Miyamoto, Emi Shinohara and Akiko Yajima. 26 24-minute episodes. Colour. / The population of Paradigm City (for which read ...

Winchester, Simon

(1944-    ) UK journalist and author, for many years resident in the USA, a citizen of that country from 2011, active as a journalist from the 1960s. He is the author of several nonfiction studies of world politics, many of which edge into Futures Studies territory, including Pacific: The Ocean of the Future (2015), which takes a sharply negative view of Japanese industries. He is of specific sf interest for the ...

Gidron, Martin J

(1969-    ) US author of The Severed Wing (2002), a Sidewise Award-winning Alternate History tale whose Jonbar Point is Theodore Roosevelt's winning a third term as American president, which leads to an earlier but milder World War One, one that averts the end of civilization and the reparations scandal which gave birth ...

Llopis, Rafael

(1933-2022) Spanish psychiatrist, author, editor and translator, specializing in Fantastika and Horror. As an expert in this field, he is considered one of the greatest promoters of the macabre and mystery genre in the Spanish language, in particular introducing the works of H P Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos to Spain. / His ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos ...

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