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Mitsuse Ryū

Pseudonym of Kimio Iizuka (1928-1999) a Japanese author and founding member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Japan (SFWJ), much respected as a prose author and sometime poet in his lifetime, but now more likely to be remembered for popular Manga editions of his work, many of which feature human characters overwhelmed by the machinations of vastly superior intellects and technologies. With an interest in sf inspired by reading the works of Jūza Unno, he graduated in Zoology ...

Atomic Submarine, The

Film (1959; vt The Atomic Sub). Gorham Productions/Allied Artists. Produced by Alex Gordon. Directed by Spencer Gordon Bennett (credited as Spencer G Bennett). Written by Orville H Hampton from an original story by Irving Block and Jack Rabin (uncredited). Cast includes Dick Foran, Arthur Franz and Brett Halsey. 80 minutes cut to 72 minutes. Black and white. / In what was then the Near Future of the mid-1960s, cargo submarines (see Under the Sea) and other craft regularly traverse the ...

Mixon, Laura J

(1957-    ) US author, married to Steven Gould, who began publishing sf with the first of the Omni Odysseys sequence for younger readers, Omni: Astropilots (1987; vt Astro Pilots 1987); other titles were from other hands. Her first adult novel, Glass Houses (December-mid-December 1991 Analog; 1992), is a Cyberpunk-influenced tale set in New York City, told in a style one might describe as East Coast noir. The female protagonist, grittily characterized, is tough, believable, ...

Wizard

US standard-size perfect-bound Media Magazine printed on newsprint to issue #7 and glossy paper thereafter. Publisher: Wizard Entertainment. Editors: Brian Cunningham to 2008, then Mike Cotton. 235 issues, July 1991 to January 2011. Publication schedule: monthly. / The most successful US publication devoted to Comics, at least in terms of circulation, which exceeded 100,000 copies at the height of its success in the mid-1990s. The magazine often took a lighthearted tone towards its subject ...

Captive Women

Film (1952; vt 3000 AD UK; vt 1,000 Years from Now). American Pictures/RKO Radio Pictures Inc. Produced by Jack Pollexfen, Aubrey Wiseberg and Albert Zugsmith. Directed by Stuart Gilmore. Written by Pollexfen and Wiseberg. Special effects by Irving Block. Cast includes Robert Clarke, Margaret Field, Stuart Randall, Ron Randell, Gloria Saunders and William Schallert. 64 minutes. Black and white. / Long after nuclear World War Three, Robert (Clarke) and Ruth (Field) are about to be married in ...

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 and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...



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