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Miss Kuroitsu from the Monster Development Department

Japanese Anime tv series (2022). Original title Kaijin Kaihatsubu no Kuroitsu-san; vt Kuroitsu-san in the Superhuman Research & Development Department. Quad. Based on the Manga by Hiroaki Mizusaki. Directed by Hisashi Saitō. Written by Katsuhiko Takayam. Voice cast includes Satomi Amano, Tetsu Inada, Kaori Maeda, M.A.O. (Mao Ichimichi), Takuma Terashima and Yūichirō Umehara. Twelve 24-minute episodes. ...

Taylor, John Edwin

(1883-1916) US author whose Cy Hains's Sermo-Phone and Other Stories (coll 1909 chap) contains some stories involving Inventions, which although spoofed do exist within an sf frame. [JC]

Denton, Danny

(?   -    ) Irish teacher, editor and author, whose first novel, The Earlie King & the Kid in Yellow (2018), set in the apocalyptically Dystopian Near Future fragments of an Ireland, half-flooded by unending rain which signals, without arguments necessary, a world dying from Climate Change. The tale is irradiated with visions of cod futuristics ...

Yulsman, Jerry

Working name of US photographer and author Jerome Yulsman (1924-1999), who began his professional career in World War Two as a military photographer, winning the Distinguished Flying Cross; his later work appeared in magazines like Playboy and True Adventures, and he published several books about photography. As an author, he is of sf interest for the impressively suave, moody, sex-irradiated Alternate-History tale ...

Fantasy Times

US Fanzine (1941-1969) edited by James V Taurasi Sr (1917-1991), briefly by Sam Moskowitz during World War Two, Taurasi again, and Frank Prieto Jr from 1966. Published erratically until 1946, Fantasy Times thereafter established itself as a straightforward sf and fantasy newsletter or Newszine containing news, notes and reviews. In 1957 its title changed to Science Fiction Times, and ...

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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