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Robinson, Andrew J

(1942-    ) US actor and author of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: A Stitch in Time (2000), a Tie to the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine subdomain in the Star Trek universe; as an actor, he has also appeared in this Television series. [JC]

Glitch Techs

US animated online tv series (2020). Nickelodeon Animation Studios. Creators and Executive Producers: Dan Milano and Eric Robles. Directors include Phil Allora, Chris Graham and Hyunjoo Song. Writers include Ashly Burch and Dan Milano. Voice cast includes Ricardo Hurtado, Monica Ray and Luke Youngblood. Nineteen 23-minute episodes (save for the double-length first episode). Colour. / When the Hinobi Games company discovers its Videogames occasionally glitch, expelling their Monsters into ...

Elder, Michael

(1931-2004) London-born actor and author in various genres, in Scotland from about 1940, where he featured in at least 1000 radio broadcasts, though he was best known for his television role as the doctor in Take the High Road (1980-2003), a long-running soap opera. The first of his novels, The Affair at Invergarroch (1950), hints at the supernatural as an ancient cathedral is ransacked for treasure; he began writing sf proper with Paradise is Not Enough (1970) for Robert Hale Limited, a ...

Harris, Rosemary

(1923-2019) UK writer who concentrated in her early career on non-fantastic novels for adults, beginning with The Summer-House (1956), but began to publish work of genre interest with "Hamlin" for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in September 1961. Much of her later work for Young Adult readers has been fantasy, beginning with the Reuben sequence comprising The Moon in the Cloud (1968), The Shadow on the Sun (1970) and The Bright and Morning Star (1972). In the first volume, Reuben ...

Fantastic Story Quarterly

US reprint Pulp magazine, 23 issues Spring 1950 to Spring 1955, the title changing after Spring 1951 to Fantastic Story Magazine; published by Best Books, a subsidiary of Standard Magazines. Sam Merwin Jr was editor until Fall 1951, being succeeded by Samuel Mines and then by Alexander Samalman for the last two issues. / Most of the reprints were from Startling Stories and Thrilling Wonder Stories; early issues carried a good deal of material from Hugo Gernsback's Wonder Stories. Fantastic ...

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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