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Welcome to the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Fourth Edition. Some sample entries appear below. Click here for the Introduction; here for the masthead; here for Acknowledgments; here for the FAQ; here for advice on citations. Find entries via the search box above (more details here) or browse the menu categories in the grey bar at the top of this page.

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Green Legend Ran

Japanese Original Video Animation (OVA) (1992-1993; vt The Green Legend). AIC. Directed by Satoshi Saga. Written by Yu Yamamoto. Voice cast includes Takeshi Aono, Michio Hazama, Hidehiro Kikuchi and Mitsuki Yayoi. Three 45-51 minute films. Colour. / The Earth, brought to the brink of Disaster by Pollution, is visited by the Rodo, Aliens whose ...

Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul

Japanese animated film (2020); original title Made in Abyss: Fukaki Tamashii no Reimei. Kinema Citrus. Based on the Manga by Akihito Tsukushi. Director: Masayuki Kojima. Writers: Hideyuki Kurata. Voice cast includes Shiori Izawa, Mariya Ise, Minase, Toshiyuki Morikawa and Miyu Tomita. 105 minutes. Colour. / A continuation of the television series Made in Abyss (2017), following the ...

Intelligence

Intelligence is necessarily one of the issues discussed in the entries on Aliens, Anti-Intellectualism in SF, Cybernetics, Mutants and Superman. Machine intelligence is discussed under Computers and Robots; for amplification of human ...

Lyons, Steve

(?   -    ) UK author, almost exclusively of Ties to various enterprises, primarily the Doctor Who universe, beginning with Doctor Who: New Adventures: Conundrum (1994) and Doctor Who: New Adventures: Head Games (1995), each part of a complicated Alternate History subset of tales known (perhaps unsurprisingly) as the ...

Ultimo Uomo della Terra, L'

Film (1964; vt The Last Man on Earth). La Regina/Alta Vista. Directed by Sidney Salkow, Ubaldo Ragona. Written by Logan Swanson (pseudonym of Richard Matheson, who disliked the rewrite), William P Leicester, based on Matheson's I Am Legend (1954). Cast includes Franca Bettoia and Vincent Price. 86 minutes. Black and white. / This Italian/US coproduction was the first film version of Matheson's novel about the lone survivor of ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. ...



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