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Zombie Land Saga

Japanese animated tv series (2018). MAPPA. Written by Shigeru Murakoshi. Directed by Munehisa Sakai. Voice cast includes Kaede Hondo, Maki Kawase, Rika Kinugawa, Kotono Mitsuishi, Mamoru Miyano, Minami Tanaka, Risa Tanedaand, Asami Tano. 24 24-minute episodes to date. Colour. / Her heart bursting with joy and optimism, schoolgirl Sakura Minamoto (Hondo) rushes out onto the street and is run over by a truck. She wakes with Amnesia ...

Maxwell, Everina

(?   -    ) UK author whose first novel, The Course of Honor (2017 ebook; rev vt Winter's Orbit 2021), is a Space Opera where individual planets are bunched into local empires which have themselves been coordinated into a defensive network known as the Resolution. At the verge of a renewal of this network, marital upsets, and some gender insecurities (see Sex), threaten the ...

Zettel, Sarah

(1966-    ) US author who has also written as by C L Anderson and as by Manrissa Day. She began to publish work of genre interest with "Grandaddy Jenkins Plays the Bones" in The Horror Show for Summer 1988; her subsequent career has divided interestingly between sf short stories and novels (published first), and several fantasy series (published later). She made her first impression therefore as an sf writer, with Reclamation (1996), which won a 1997 ...

Beaujon, Paul

Pseudonym of US-born author and typographer Beatrice Lamberton Warde (1900-1969), famous for This Is a Printing Office (1932 broadsheet) under her own name. Her sf novella, The Shelter in Bedlem (1937 chap; rev vt Peace Under Earth: Dialogues from the Year 1946 1938 chap), expresses a grim view of the Dystopia which would follow the end of conflict. The Crystal Goblet: Sixteen Essays on Typography (coll 1955) ...

Running Man, The

Film (1987). Taft Entertainment/Keith Barish Productions. Directed by Paul Michael Glaser. Written by Steven E De Souza, based on The Running Man (1982) by Richard Bachman (Stephen King). Cast includes Maria Conchita Alonso, Richard Dawson and Arnold Schwarzenegger. 101 minutes. Colour. / In a near-future, semi-totalitarian, economically crippled USA, a framed cop (Schwarzenegger) is forced to star in the top-rating television game show ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos ...



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