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Borges, Jorge Luis

(1899-1986) Argentine poet, essayist, librarian and short-story author, a central figure of Latin American literature for the sixty years of his active career, which he pursued solely in Argentina, though he was partly raised in Switzerland and took his university degree there; his influence extended through poetry; very numerous reviews and seminal essays, which covered almost all of Western literature; as well as his fiction. Beyond Latin America, he is most influential for his stories, all ...

Uesu Tetsuto

(?   -    ) Writing name of a Japanese author of Light Novels, whose most prominent works have bloated into serial fixups across other media, particularly Manga and Anime, with underlying themes arguably ill-suited to their low-brow venues. His first work, Kanojo wa Megane-HOLIC ["She's a Spectacle-HOLIC"] (2008-2009), exploits the elision in Japanese everyday usage between the female pronoun ["kanojo"] and its common substitution for "girlfriend", thereby ...

Centaurworld

US animated online tv series (2021). Netflix. Created by Megan Nicole Dong. Directors include Jen Bennett, Christina Manrique, Jeremy Polgar and Katie Shanahan. Writers include Jen Bardekoff, Todd Casey, Amalia Levari and Minty Lewis. Voice cast includes Parvesh Cheena, Chris Diamantopoulos, Megan Nicole Dong, Kimiko Glenn, Megan Hilty, Brian d'Arcy James, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jessie Mueller, Josh Radnor and Lea Salonga. Eighteen episodes of circa 26 minutes, except for one of 74 minutes. ...

Ashley, Mike

Working name of UK editor and researcher Michael Raymond Donald Ashley (1948-    ), who has a special expertise in the history of magazine sf, fantasy and weird fiction; for this large body of significant work, he was given the Pilgrim Award for 2002. Ashley's first major work as an anthology editor was the four-volume The History of the Science Fiction Magazine, whose components are The History of the Science Fiction Magazine: Part 1 1926-35 (anth 1974), The History of the ...

Big Eyes, Small Mouth

Role Playing Game (1997). Guardians of Order (GOO). Designed by Mark MacKinnon. / Big Eyes, Small Mouth is a generic system used for playing games inspired by Japanese Anime and Manga, both those based on specific series and those which simply share the form's characteristic themes and enthusiasm for melodrama. The title refers to a heavily stylized approach to depicting human features often used in its source material. The game's mechanics are simple and flexible, designed to be used with ...

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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