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Tales from the Darkside

US tv series (1983-1988). Laurel Entertainment, Inc. Syndicated. Created by Richard P Rubinstein. Executive producers Jerry Golod, George A Romero and Richard P Rubinstein. Directors included Frank De Palma, Jody Foster and Tom Savini. Writers included Harlan Ellison, David Gerrold, Michael Kube-McDowell and Edithe Swenson. 90 30-minute episodes. Colour. / This horror and fantasy Television Anthology Series was inspired by the Romero-directed film Creepshow (1982). The series was ...

Rick & Morty

US animated tv comedy series (2013-current). Adult Swim/Cartoon Network. Created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. Executive producers: James A Fino (seasons 1 and 2), Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland, Joe Russo II (seasons 1 and 2). Directors include Wesley Archer and Pete Michels. Writers include Eric Acosta, Dan Harmon, Tom Kauffman, Wade Randolph and Justin Roiland. Voice cast includes Sarah Chalke, Spencer Grammer, Chris Parnell and Justin Roiland. 51 23-minute episodes to date, plus 31 shorts. ...

Oceans of the Mind

US Online Magazine except for the first issue which was distributed as a Print Magazine in limited numbers. Published by Trantor Publications, Jacksonville, Florida and edited by Richard Freeborn, it ran for 19 quarterly issues, Fall 2001 to Spring 2006. Each issue had a theme for its stories and essays. The first issue's was Robots and alongside representative reprints by Isaac Asimov and Jack Williamson it ran a new story by Allen Steele, an essay "The Robot Revolution" by Gregory Benford and ...

Maggin, Elliot S

(1950-    ) US author of Comics, including various Superman titles, particularly during the 1970s and 1980s, when he was involved in reshaping the out-of-control DC Comics universe. As an author, he began publishing work of interest with "Spy 166: The Underground Express" in Weird Heroes: Volume 2 (anth 1975) edited by Byron Preiss. He also wrote some Ties to the Superman universe, beginning with Superman: Last Son of Krypton (1978). Maggin sometimes spells his middle name ...

Pagetti, Carlo

(1945-    ) Italian critic, since 1971 Professor of English Literature, first at the University of "G. D'Annunzio", Pescara-Chieti, then in other Italian universities: Siena, Bergamo, Turin, and most recently Milan, where he has taught since 1995, occupying several roles. He coordinated the doctoral program in English studies from its founding until 2005. / His Il senso del futuro: la fantascienza nella letteratura Americana ["The Meaning of the Future: Science Fiction ...

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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