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Bomba Films

A series of twelve Jungle Movies [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] starring Johnny Sheffield, who had played, alongside Johnny Weissmuller as Tarzan, the part of Tarzan's adopted son Boy in eight of the Tarzan Films; the character came from the Bomba the Jungle Boy series of twenty books written by John William ...

Made in Abyss

Japanese animated tv series (2017). Kinema Citrus. Based on the Manga by Akihito Tsukushi. Director: Masayuki Kojima. Writers: Keigo Koyanagi, Hideyuki Kurata and Akihito Tsukushi. Voice cast includes Shiori Izawa, Mariya Ise, Eri Kitamura, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Sayaka Ōhara and Miyu Tomita. Thirteen episodes, twelve of 25 minutes and one of 48 minutes. Colour. / The Abyss is a pit, its mouth one kilometre in diameter, discovered ...

Barnes, Adrian

(1963-2018) UK-born teacher, journalist and author, in Canada from childhood, whose first novel, Satan a la Mode: A Devilish Piece of Good News (2006) is an Absurdist fantasy. His first sf novel, Nod (2012), comprises the manuscript of a man immune to a Near Future sleeping disorder – chronic sleep deprivation – that has effectively ended civilization, turning the sleepless into ...

Different Realities

US Print Magazine dedicated to translating sf into English from French, Italian and Dutch sources; edited by Joe F Randolph of Washington, District of Columbia, who also did all the translations. Different Realities saw four large-size issues dated August and December in 1997 and 1998. The first two issues concentrated on short fiction, with work by Gerben Hellinga, Serge Rollet, Alain le Bussy, Daniel Walther and others. The final two issues ran ...

Alexander, David M

(1945-    ) US lawyer and author who writes mysteries as David Grace, and whose first sf novel, The Chocolate Spy (1978), concerns the creation of an organic Computer using cloned braincells (see Clones). His second, Fane (1981), set on a planet whose electromagnetic configurations permit the controlled use of Magic, describes an inimical attempt to augment these ...

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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