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Japanese animated tv series (2003). Madhouse. Directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki. Written by Chiaki J. Konaka. Voice cast includes Satoshi Haga, Takashi Inoue, Shizuka Itou, Shizumi Niki, Kaijiro Tanaka and Hiroshi Tsuchinada. 22 25-minute episodes. Colour. / The Underground City of Lux is controlled by various gangs, several of which are united under the Oruganu, led by Keigo Onishi (Tsuchinada) who is trying to prevent Lux collapsing into anarchy. Claiming to hear the "voice of the city", ...

Hilliers, Ashton

Pseudonym of UK businessman, zoologist and author Henry Marriage Wallis (1854-1941), Honorary Curator of Zoology (Vertebrates) at Reading Museum in England in the early twentieth century; his Prehistoric SF tale, The Master-Girl (1910), features, unusually, a female protagonist who carries most of the action, creates the necessary Inventions, and founds a warrior band of Amazons [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below]. [JC]

Cowdrey, Albert E

(1933-    ) US author on the medical branches of the American military, formerly Chief of the Special History Branch of the US Army, and fantasy and sf author who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Lucky People" for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in February 1968 as by Chet Arthur, and continued under his own name with "The Familiar" (March 1997 F&SF), one of several Azalea Place, New Orleans tales; he won a World Fantasy Award for "Queen for ...

Ramseyer, Edwin

(1896-?   ) Swiss author whose Airmen Over the Suburb (trans Nora Bickley from manuscript 1939) is a Future War novel in which Paris is attacked from the air. [JC]

Lance, Kathryn

(1943-    ) US author, much of whose work has consisted of non-sf tales for children, almost always as by Lynn Beach [see selection in Checklist below], and other non-sf Young Adult tales. Her sf has been restricted to the Pandora sequence – Pandora's Genes (1985) and Pandora's Children (1986) – set in an environmentally degraded, Mutant-rife Ruined Earth where pluck and luck seem set to ensure a viable (and in romance terms satisfactory) future. [JC]

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...

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