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Film (1970). Sweet Music/Lowndes Productions/United Artists. Written and directed by Val Guest. Cast includes Karl Chambers, Vic Cooper, Roy Dotrice, Olivia Newton-John and Benny Thomas. 95 minutes. Colour. / This is an unsuccessful attempt by producer Harry Saltzman, best known for the James Bond films, to mix pop Music with sf. An embarrassingly made-to-order pop group is kidnapped by Aliens from outer space (who have ...

Ross, Raymond George

(?    -    ) US author whose sf novel Beyond the Chains of Bondage (1964) is set in a Chinese-dominated future USA. [JC/DRL]

Friggens, Arthur

(1920-2001) UK author known only for his collaboration with Eric Burgess (whom see for details) on several titles for Robert Hale Limited. [JC]

Avatar: The Last Airbender

US animated tv series (2005-2008). Nickelodeon. Created by/executive producers: Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. Writers include Michael Dante DiMartino, Aaron Ehasz, Elizabeth Welch Ehasz, Tim Hedrick, Bryan Konietzko and John O'Bryan. Directors include Lauren MacMullan, Ethan Spaulding and Giancarlo Volpe. Voice cast includes Rene Auberjonois, Dante Basco, Jack DeSena, Jessie Flower, James Garrett, Grey DeLisle, Mark Hamill, Jennie Kwan, Lex Lang, Ron Perlman, Zach Tyler ...

Lyon, E D

(1825-1891) UK soldier, Governor of Dublin District Military Prison 1854-1856; commercial photographer from 1865 in India and elsewhere; and author whose Near Future sf novel, Ireland's Dream: A Romance of the Future (1888 2vols), set in a chaotic independent Ireland; its depiction of the consequences of the end of British rule (see Politics) is savagely unfriendly to the Irish, confessing inter alia to a ...

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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