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Creswick, Paul

(1866-1947) UK author, who began publishing work of some genre interest with "The Only Prince" for The Quarto in 1897, whose Robin Hood and His Adventures (1902; vt Robin Hood 1917) is one of the finest adaptations of the cycle, and whose The Beaten Path: A Fantasy (1924) is a capable ghost story. Of sf interest is The Turning Wheel (1928) for its combination of mystical themes with contemporary Disaster motifs: as the sea inundates most of Britain, the protagonists escape London and eventually ...

Earthworm Jim

US animated tv series (1995-1996). AKOM, Flextech Television Limited, Universal Animation Studios. Created by Doug TenNapel, based on the 1994 platform game (see Videogames) of the same name. Directors include Pam Garry, Graham Morris, Sue Peters and Bill Reed. Most episodes written by Doug Langdale. Voice cast includes Charlie Adler, Jeff Bennett, Dan Castellaneta, Jim Cummings, Edward Hibbert, Andrea Martin and Kath Soucie. Twenty-three 21 minute episodes. Colour. / An empty spacesuit ...

Skinner, Martyn

(1906-1993) UK poet whose first published book, Sir Elfadore and Mabyna: a Poem in Four Cantos (1935 chap) anonymous, is an archaized romance set in Faerie. He remains best known for the three volumes of Letters to Malaya (coll 1941 chap, coll 1943 chap and coll 1947 chap), though his most ambitious works were two long narrative poems. The Return of Arthur sequence – comprising Merlin; Or, the Return of Arthur: A Satiric Epic (1951 chap), The Return of Arthur: A Poem of the Future (1955) ...

Oshii Mamoru

(1951-    ) Japanese director, scriptwriter, animator and author. Joining Tatsunoko Productions in 1977 as an Anime storyboard artist, Oshii worked on such shows as Time Bokan (1975-1976; vt Timefighters; vt Timefighters in the Land of Fantasy; 61 episodes) about the search for a Scientist lost whilst testing his insect-shaped Time Machine and the strange jewel that returned in his place; he would go on to direct several episodes of its sequels, Yatterman (1977-1979; 108 ...

LeBlanc, Maurice

(1864-1941) French author in various genres, though after he began the Arsène Lupin sequence, with "L'Arrestation d'Arsène Lupin" ["The Arrest of Arsène Lupin"] (15 July 1905 Je Sais Tout), he focused most of his energies on his raffish, inexplicably elusive gentleman thief and frustrator of "Herlock Sholmes" or "Holmlock Shears" (these and other names were used in attempts to placate Arthur Conan Doyle). In later volumes – twenty were issued in all, beginning with ...

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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