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Bravest Warriors

US animated online/tv series (2009; 2012-current). Nicktoons (pilot); Cartoon Hangover via YouTube (season 1 and 2); Cartoon Hangover Select/VRV (from season 3). Created by Pendleton Ward (creator of Adventure Time). Executive producers include Breehn Burns, Will McRobb, Fred Seibert and Chris Viscardi. Directors include Breehn Burns, Tom King and Adrian Thatcher. Writers include Breehn Burns. Voice cast includes Graeme Jokic, Ian Jones-Quartey, Sam Lavagnino, Liliana Mumy, John Omohundro, Tara ...

Meeker, Nathan Cook

(1817-1879) US journalist with the New York Tribune; developer who, backed by his editor Horace Greeley (1811-1872), founded the Union Colony in the Colorado Territory on Utopian lines; and Indian Agent for the federal government, in which capacity he was killed by Utes driven to that extremity by his insistence that they take up farming and observe the Christian Religion; and author. He is of sf interest for his Lost Race tale, Life and Adventures of Capt. Jacob D Armstrong (1852 chap) ...

Online Magazines

This entry provides an overview of all digital, electronic and web-based magazines. There are now far more online sf magazines than print ones, and although many online ones can be downloaded or published by print-on-demand, they are usually initially accessible only via the internet rather than the newsstand. Online magazines may be referred to in a variety of forms, the most common of which is Webzine, because they are published on the worldwide web. Some digital magazines preceded the web, ...

Kristoff, Jay

(1973-    ) Australian advertising executive and author whose series, variously sf and fantasy, some with Amie Kaufman, are all designed for the Young Adult market, though he has indicated that some befit the "older young adult" market; he has written no solo books. For The Illuminae Files sequence with Amie Kaufman see her entry. Kristoff's first solo series, The Lotus War sequence beginning with Stormdancer (2012), is set in a Steampunk version of Tokugawa Japan ...

Flight of the Navigator

Film (1986). Producers Sales/New Star Entertainment/Walt Disney. Directed by Randal Kleiser. Written by Michael Burton, Matt MacManus, based on a story by Mark H Baker. Cast includes Veronica Cartwright, Joey Cramer, Cliff De Young, Howard Hesseman and Paul Mall. 89 minutes. Colour. / Made for children, this might – one would think – be rather disturbing for them. A 12-year-old (Cramer) returns home after a fall and finds the wrong people living there. The police take him to ...

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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