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Pangborn, Edgar

(1909-1976) US composer and author, son of Georgia Wood Pangborn (1872-1958) and the brother of Mary Pangborn (1907-2003), who were both authors specializing in supernatural fiction; his publishing career began with A-100: A Mystery Story (1930) as by Bruce Harrison, and other non-genre work under various names in various magazines. Only many years later did he publish his first sf story, the famous "Angel's Egg", in Galaxy for June 1951, about a man's ...

World Famous Creatures

Small US Bedsheet-size saddle-stapled Cinema magazine printed on mid-grade newsprint paper. Four approximately bimonthly issues published by Magsyn Publications, October 1958 to February 1959. Editor: M Leon Howard. / One of the first competitors of Forrest J Ackerman's Famous Monsters of Filmland from ...

Beast of Hollow Mountain, The

Film (1956; vt Valley of the Mists). Nassour Studios, Inc. Produced by Edward and William Nassour. Directed by Edward Nassour, Ismael Rodriguez. Written by Robert Hill and Jack DeWitt from an idea by Willis H O'Brien. Cast includes Guy Madison, Patricia Medina (Sarita), Mario Navarro (Panchito), Eduardo Noriega (Enrique Rios) and Carlos Rivas (Felipe Sanchez). Dinosaur animation by Henry Lyon, Edward Nassour (uncredited). 79 minutes. Colour. / ...


US animated tv series (2023). Little Stranger, Bevel Gears, Means End Productions. Created by Robert Carlock and Sam Means. Directors include Casey Crowe, Eddie Rosas and David C Smith. Writers include Ben Dougan, Sam Means and Dan Rubin. Voice cast includes Dana Carvey, Nat Faxon, Tina Fey, Phil LaMarr, Daniel Radcliffe, Kevin Michael Richardson, Sam Richardson and Chrissy Teigen. Ten circa 26-minute episodes. Colour. / With the assistance of Miss America Lucy Suwan (Teigen) ...

Half Japanese

American lo-fi punk band (sometimes written as ½ Japanese), formed in 1974 by the brothers Jad and David Fair. In their early days they were a shambolic but enthusiastic duo, comprising drums, electric guitar and strangulated vocals, with songs usually 1-2 minutes long; their first vinyl release, the 45rpm "Calling all Girls" (1977), had eleven tracks. Gradually they became more polished – or more studiously shambolic – adding further band members and longer songs; though Jad ...

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 consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and sf ...

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