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Kramer-Rolls, Dana

(1940-    ) US author of Ties to three series: Combat Command in the World of Piers Anthony's Bio of a Space Tyrant: Cut by Emerald (1987) as Dana Kramer, a Gamebook tied to Piers Anthony's Bio of a Space Tyrant and to the Combat Command universe; Warhorn: A Crossroads Adventure in the World of Lynn Abbey's Rifkind, Daughter of the Bright Moon (1987) as Dana Kramer, tied to the Rifkind sequence by Lynn Abbey (1948-    ) [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy ...

Automat Na Přání

Czech/French film (1967; vt Les chevaliers des rêves; vt The Wishing Machine, 1971 US). Krátký film Praha / Filmové studio Gottwaldov / Société Générale de Production Paris. Directed by Josef Pinkava. Written by Josef Pinkava. Cast includes Rudolf Deyl, Josef Hlinomaz, Miroslav Holub, Vít Weingartner and Milan Zeman. 83 minutes, cut for its 1971 American release to 78 minutes. Colour. / After skipping school to spend the day at a ...

Man Called Flintstone, The

Animated film (1966; vt The Flintstones in The Man Called Flintstone). Hanna-Barbera Productions/Columbia Pictures. Produced and directed by Joseph Barbera and William Hanna. Written by Harvey Bullock and R S Allen. Cast includes Mel Blanc, June Foray, Paul Frees, Gerry Johnson, Don Messick, Alan Reed, Jean Vander Pyl and Janet Waldo. 89 minutes. Colour. / Secret Agent Rock Slag (Frees) is injured in the town of Bedrock in a battle with agents working for the international Villain the Green ...

Uehashi Nahoko

(1962-    ) Japanese author and anthropologist, professor of ethnology at Kawamura Gakuen Women's University whose work often explores scientific knowledge in pre-modern times. In her academic work, there is a strong strand of publications that interrogate the nature of story-telling in a tribal context. Her doctoral research investigated the Yamatji, an Australian tribe that formed the subject of her sole nonfiction academic book to date, Tonari no Aborigine ["The Backyard ...

Williams, Arthur

(?   -?   ) US author of one of several similarly titled responses to Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward (1888). Williams's Looking Forward (1925) posits a cooperate democratic socialist Utopia. [JC]

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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