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Neo Tokyo

Japanese animated film (1987). Original title Meikyū Monogatari; vt Manie-Manie. Based on the works of Taku Mayumura. Project Team Argos, Madhouse. Directed and written by Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Katsuhiro Ōtomo and Rintaro. Executive producer Haruki Kadokawa. Voice cast includes Banjō Ginga, Yū ...

Perry, Richard

(1944-    ) US author of Changes (1974), an Equipoisal tale in which a sinister, Immortal Mad Scientist may in fact have supernatural powers in his threats to turn all humanity black: which is seen as a solution or a curse. [JC]

Johnson, Micaiah

(?   -    ) US author whose first novel, The Space Between Worlds (2020), is set mainly on Earth Zero, with which 380 Parallel Worlds interact complexly, generating a full Multiverse (see Communication). A central "Institute" controls those humans who can travel to those worlds, only possible where the traveller's ...

Philips, Judson P

(1903-1989) US author active from the publication of "Room Number 23" (20 June 1925 Flynn's Detective Fiction), which is a locked room tale; most of the 100 or more thrillers written under both his own name, and as by Hugh Pentecost, the pseudonym under which he was best known, date however from the 1960s and 1970s. Of sf interest is Red War (1936) with Thomas M Johnson, a Near Future tale in which an accelerating War ...

Flintstones, The

Animated tv series (1960-1966). Hanna-Barbera Productions with Screen Gems Presentations for ABC-TV. Produced by Joseph Barbera and William Hanna with Alan Dinehart and Alex Lovy. Directed by Barbera and Hanna. Writers included R S Allen,Tony Benedict, Harvey Eisenberg, Joanna Lee, Michael Maltese and Charles Snow. Cast includes Bea Benadaret, Mel Blanc, Daws Butler, Harvey Korman (occasional), Don Messick, Alan Reed, John Stephenson (occasional) 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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