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Three Stooges in Orbit, The

Film (1962). Columbia Pictures Corporation. Produced by Norman Maurer. Directed by Edwards Bernds. Written by Maurer from an idea by Elwood Ullman. Cast includes Rayford Barnes, Joe DeRita, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, George N Neise and Emil Sitka. 90 minutes. Black and white. / After being thrown out of several hotels, the Stooges – Curly Joe (DeRita), Larry (Fine), and Moe (Howard) – find accommodation in the home of Professor Danforth (Sitka), who is working on a new ...

Mysteries of Unexplored Worlds

US Comic (1956-1965). Charlton Comics. 48 issues. Artists include Jon D'Agostino, Steve Ditko, Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio and Bill Molno. Most of the scripts were by Joe Gill, one of the most prolific comic writers. Usually 4-6 comic strips per issue, plus a two-page text story, covering sf, supernatural Horror and ...


Board and counter Wargame (1976). Flying Buffalo. Designed by Rick Loomis. / Starweb is a Play by Mail (and, more recently, Play by Email) strategy game which, like Stellar Conquest (1974), includes many of the features later seen in 4X Games. Every player begins the game as absolute ruler of a species which ...

Sachdeva, Anjali

(?   -    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Pleiades" in Gulf Coast for Summer/Fall 2010, the Near Future tale of an Eugenics experiment gone poignantly wrong, which was assembled in her first book, All the Names They Used for God (coll 2018). Other stories in this volume, typically climaxing with a ...

Miyazawa Kenji

(1896-1933) Japanese poet and author, overlooked in his lifetime but posthumously emblematic of Fantastika in Japan's long 1920s, and cherished as a pacifist, internationalist thinker of the pre-war period. Graduating from Morioka Agriculture and Forestry College in 1918, Miyazawa was an early supporter of organic foods and fertilizers, a strict vegetarian, and after 1926 an ardent proponent of Esperanto, into which he translated some of ...

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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