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World of Giants

US tv series (1959). CBS TV. Produced and created by William Alland. One season. Each episode 25 minutes. Black and white. / Marshall Thompson played a man who, on a secret mission, becomes the victim of atomic radiation and suffers Miniaturization to the height of six inches (15cm). The government keeps him on as a secret agent, using him for assignments where his small size will be an advantage. His full-size partner on these missions was played by Arthur Franz. The short-lived series was ...

Hatfield, Richard

(1853-?   ) US author of a Lost Race tale, Geyserland: Empiricisms in Social Reform: Being Data and Observations Recorded by the Late Mark Stubble, MD, PhD: (A Tentative Edition) (1908), which – via a seventeenth-century manuscript by Adam Mann [sic] discovered by the late Mark Stubble and conveyed to Hatfield – argues for a shifting of Earth's axis in 9262 BCE, which dooms various species to extinction, and traps the citizens of Geyserland in the Arctic near ...

Tatami Galaxy, The

Japanese animated tv series (2010). Original title Yojōhan Shinwa Taikei. Based on the novel Yojōhan Shinwa Taikei ["4.5 Mat Mythical Chronicles"] (2008; vt The Tatami Galaxy) by Tomihiko Morimi. Madhouse. Directed by Masaaki Yuasa. Written by Makoto Ueda. Voice cast includes Shintarō Asanuma, Keiji Fujiwara, Maaya Sakamoto and Hiroyuki Yoshino. Eleven 23-minute episodes. Colour. / The first nine episodes each begin with a student (Asanuma) – we never learn his name ...

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

US live-action/animated film (1988). Warner / Touchstone (Disney) / Amblin. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Animation director: Richard Williams (uncredited). Producers: Frank Marshall and Robert Watts. Written by Jeffrey Price and Peter S Seaman, loosely based on Who Censored Roger Rabbit? (1981) by Gary K Wolf. Special effects by Industrial Light & Magic. Cast includes Joanna Cassidy, Bob Hoskins, Stubby Kaye, Christopher Lloyd and Alan Tilvern. Voice cast includes Mel Blanc, Charles ...

Cristabel

Pseudonym of US nurse, professor of nursing, and author Christine Elizabeth Abrahamsen (1916-1995), who wrote at least one Gothic as Kathleen Westcott, Bride of Kilkerran (1972). As Cristabel, she began publishing sf with the florid Veltakin sequence of Planetary Romances: Manalacor of Veltakin (1970) and The Cruachan and the Killane (1970). Her singletons were The Mortal Immortals (1971) and The Golden Olive (1972). All are written in a style that crosses the romance genre with boys' fiction. ...

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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