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Urusei Yatsura

Japanese animated tv series (1981-1986; vt Those Obnoxious Aliens; vt Lum the Invader Girl). Based on the Manga by Rumiko Takahashi. Kitty Films, Studio Deen, Studio Pierrot. Directors include Mamoru Oshii and Kazuo Yamazaki. Writers include Kazunori Itô, Takao Koyama, Michiru Shimada and Shigeru Yanagawa. Voice ...

Cast, P C

(1960-    ) US author, almost exclusively of Young Adult fantasy, much of it with her daughter Kristin Cast in the House of Night sequence beginning with Marked (2007), set in an Alternate History version of America inhabited by both homo sapiens and "vampyres" (see Vampires); she also collaborated on a sequel series, ...

Nawaz, Saleema

(1979-    ) Canadian author, active from around 2000; her second novel, Songs for the End of the World (2020), whose protagonists – one the author of a novel about a deadly plague – react variously in the very Near Future as a Pandemic begins to spread, soon infecting New York. Much detail is provided. The outcome is uncertain. [JC]

Fawkes, Frank Attfield

(1849-1941) UK industrialist and author, mostly of nonfiction, whose one sf novel, Marmaduke, Emperor of Europe: Being a Record of Some Strange Adventures in the Remarkable Career of a Political and Social Reformer Who Was Famous at the Commencement of the Twentieth Century (1895) as by X, is a Future War tale dominated by intrigues surrounding the complex triumph of a British reformer known as Marmaduke who proposes a European state, and after his ...

Ballantyne, Tony

(1972-    ) UK author who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Sixth VNM" in Interzone for December 1998, a tale whose protagonist, James Clark, crashlands on what becomes Clarkworld (not the later Clarkesworld), where he becomes the victim (it seems) of an array of Von Neumann Machines bent on conquering the universe. This was the first instalment of the Recursion sequence which comprises ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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