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Tunney, Stephen

(1959-    ) US musician, artist and author; as a musician he performs under the name Dogbowl with the group King Missile, and as an artist he has exhibited since 1991. His first novel, Flan (1992), is a Fantastic Voyage tale set in a vividly visualized burning America (see Holocaust); in his second novel, the Young Adult One Hundred Per Cent Lunar Boy ...

Hay, Jacob

(1920-1976) US author whose sf novel, Autopsy for a Cosmonaut (1969; vt Death of a Cosmonaut 1970), with John M Keshishian, describes a Near-Future space crisis in which NASA attempts a space rendezvous with a Soviet satellite suspected of harbouring a nuclear warhead. [JC]

Morata, Jaido

Pseudonym of UK author John Vickers (1836-?   ) used for his Utopia, The New Koran of the Pacifican Friendhood [for vts and subtitles see Checklist] (1861), which is couched as the Holy Book of the new society; conservative values prevail. Further details are supplied in a loose sequel, The Book of Bander [again see Checklist for subtitle] (1899). [JC]


Danish film (1918; vt A Trip to Mars; vt A Ship to Heaven; vt 400 Million Miles from Earth). Nordisk Films. Directed by Holger-Madsen. Written by Sophus Michaelis and Ole Olsen, based on a novel of the same title by Michaelis. Cast includes Philip Bech, Alf Blutecher, Frederik Jacobsen, Lilly Jacobson, Svend Kornbech, Nicolai Neiiendam, Zanny Petersen and Gunnar Tolnaes. 81 minutes. Black and white. / Seeking a new challenge, sea captain Avanti Planetaros ...

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

US animated tv series (2018-2020). DreamWorks Animation. Developed by/Executive Producer Noelle Stevenson. Directors include Jen Bennett, Roy Burdine and Mandy Clotworthy. Writers include Josie Campbell, Katherine Nolfi, Laura Sreebny and Noelle Stevenson. Voice cast includes Lauren Ash, Aimee Carrero, Karen Fukuhara, Morla Gorrondona, Keston John, AJ Michalka, Marcus Scribner, Lorraine Toussaint and Christine Woods. 52 24-minute episodes plus twelve shorts. Colour. / A reboot 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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...

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