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Video Girl Ai

Japanese Anime OVA series (1992); original title Denei Shoujo Ai. I.G. Tatsunoko. Based on the Manga by Masakazu Katsura. Directed by Mizuho Nishikubo. Written by Satoru Akahori, Mayori Sekijima and Kuniaki Yamashita. Voice cast includes Yuri Amano, Megumi Hayashibara, Takeshi Kusao, Kenichi Ogata, Hirotaka Suzuoki and Koji Tsujitani. Six 29-minute episodes. Colour. / Teenager Yota Moteuchi's (Kusao) love for Moemi Hayakawa ...

Mian, Mary

(1902-2001) US translator and author, sometimes using her full name Mary Lawrence Shipman Mian, almost exclusively of Young Adult fantasy tales; she is of sf interest for The Net to Catch War (1975), whose young protagonists are sent 100 years into the past by a Time Travel device, finding themselves on the Santa Fe Trail, where they become involved with the historical Captain St George Cooke (1809-1895) in the ...

Camilla, Queen of the Lost Empire

US Comic strip, probably created by Charles A Winter (the first story says "by CAW"). Though Camilla eventually became a female Tarzan (see Edgar Rice Burroughs) in the Sheena, Queen of the Jungle mould, her character was initially inspired by Ayesha or She from H Rider Haggard's She: A History of Adventure (2 ...

Star Trek: The Animated Series

US animated tv series (1973-1974; original title Star Trek; vt The Animated Adventures of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek). Filmation Associates, Norway Productions, Paramount Television. Creator and executive consultant Gene Roddenberry. Story editor and associate producer D C Fontana. Directed by Bill Reed and Hal Sutherland. Writers include D C Fontana, David Gerrold, ...

Fanthorpe, R L

(1935-    ) UK author who became a schoolteacher and preacher, an occupation to which he returned after the end of his fiction-writing career. From 1954 to 1965 Fanthorpe was an sf writer of remarkable productivity, towards the end of that period producing novels on a weekly schedule for Badger Books, an imprint of John Spencer and Co, work-for-hire for which he was paid £22.50 per 45,000-word volume, dictating his tales into a battery ...

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 ...



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