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Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, The

Japanese animated tv series (2006-2009); original title Suzumiya Haruhi no Yūutsu. Based on the Light Novel by Nagaru Tanigawa. Kyoto Animation. Directed by Tatsuya Ishihara. Writers include Noizi Ito and Nagaru Tanigawa. Voice cast includes Minori Chihara, Yūko Gotō, Aya Hirano, Daisuke Ono and Tomokazu Sugita. 28 24-minute episodes. Colour. / On her first day at High ...

Hollow Earth Expedition

Role Playing Game (2006). Exile Game Studio. Designed by Jeff Combos, Jason Carl, Jim Cook, Chris Goe, Tyler Running Deer. / Hollow Earth Expedition is a light-hearted homage to Pulp magazine stories describing the perilous exploration of a Hollow Earth, and their predecessors in the work of such authors as Jules Verne. The tone, which is both ...

Beware! The Blob

Film (1971; vt Son of Blob; vt The Blob Returns). Jack H Harris Enterprises. Produced by Anthony Harris. Directed by Larry Hagman. Screenplay by Anthony Harris and Jack Woods from a story by Richard Clair and Jack H Harris. Cast includes Godfrey Cambridge, Gwynne Gilford, Richard Walker Jr (credited as Robert Walker) and Richard Webb. 91 minutes. Colour. / Oil pipeline layer Chester Hargis (Cambridge) returns from Alaska to his home town in ...

Ian, Janis

Working name of US musician, singer and songwriter Janis Eddy Fink (1951-    ), popular in and appreciative of sf Fandom. With Mike Resnick and (anonymously) Martin H Greenberg she co-edited the Original Anthology Stars: Original Stories Based on the Songs of Janis Ian (anth 2003; exp vt Stars: The Anthology ...

Hillyer, Robert

(1895-1961) US poet who would not wish to be most remembered for his vehement opposition to the granting of the first Bollingen Prize in 1949 to Ezra Pound, on the grounds of modernism and treachery; he is of sf interest for a book-length poem, The Death of Captain Nemo: A Narrative Poem (1949 chap), which tells the story of the Jules Verne Antihero and ends with his death in 1945. Some of Verne's proto-noirish ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. ...



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