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Green Legend Ran

Japanese Original Video Animation (OVA) (1992-1993; vt The Green Legend). AIC. Directed by Satoshi Saga. Written by Yu Yamamoto. Voice cast includes Takeshi Aono, Michio Hazama, Hidehiro Kikuchi and Mitsuki Yayoi. Three 45-51 minute films. Colour. / The Earth, brought to the brink of Disaster by Pollution, is visited by the Rodo, Aliens whose ...

Cowan, James

(1841-1906) US author and journalist whose sf novel, Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World (1896), features an ambulatory Moon which after falling into the Pacific Ocean makes it possible for the narrator of the tale, with companions, to fly to Mars in a Balloon, where they discover a new defence of Christianity in the form of parallel Evolution and multiple incarnations of ...

Lull, D

(?   -?1917) US Methodist minister active in White Plains, New York and author whose Utopia, Celestia (1907), which is set in 1976, is based sanguinedly on Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward (1888). [JC]

Kostić, Zvonimir

(1950-    ) Serbian playwright and author whose sf novel, Donji Svetovi (1986; trans Ivan Novaković as The Underworlds 2008), fits an Underground totalitarian Dystopia into a frame that evokes Urban Fantasy [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below], as this isolated world is located directly underneath ...

Revolutionary Girl Utena

Japanese animated tv series (1997). Original title Shōjo Kakumei Utena. Created by Be-Papas. J.C.Staff. Directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara. Written by Yōji Enokido. Voice cast includes Yuriko Fuchizaki, Tomoko Kawakami, Jūrōta Kosugi and Hikaru Midorikawa. 39 23-minute episodes. Colour. / As newly orphaned Utena Tenjou (Kawakami) mourns, she is comforted by a travelling Prince, who gives her a ring with a rose crest. Utena is so ...

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 ...

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