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Owings, Mark

(1945-2009) US bibliographer, fan and Small-Press publisher; with Jack L Chalker, he was involved for a period with Mirage Press, which published his magnum opus, The Index to the Science-Fantasy Publishers (1966 chap; rev 1966) with Jack L Chalker, a text later so vastly expanded as The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Critical and Bibliographic History (1991) with Chalker that it constitutes a new title [for further iterations of this title, see Checklist]. In its mature form, Science-Fantasy ...

Jones, Mervyn

(1922-2010) UK journalist and author, son of Ernest Jones (1879-1958), Sigmund Freud's biographer; now best known for his many novels (twenty-nine were published) from 1952, though he gained early fame with his political writings in journals like Tribune and the New Statesman. On the Last Day (1958) is a Near-Future story about a Russian/Chinese Invasion of Britain, during a non-nuclear World War Three, and of the successful attempt of the British government in exile (in Canada) to build a new ...

Galaxina

Film (1980). Marimark Productions. Written and directed by William Sachs. Executive producer Newton P Jacobs. Producer Marilyn J Tenser. Cast includes J D Hinton, Stephen Macht, Avery Schreiber and Dorothy Stratten. 95 minutes. Colour. / Low-budget, crudely humorous Space Opera. In the year 3008, the Intergalactic Federation Police Cruiser Infinity is sent on a mission to retrieve a powerful blue crystalline artefact, the Blue Star. The titular Galaxina is a sentient Robot with human ...

Kim Possible

US animated tv series (2002-2007). Walt Disney Television Animation (see Disney on Television). Created by Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley. Executive Producers Chris Bailey, Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley. Directors include Chris Bailey, David Block and Steve Loter. Writers include Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley. Voice cast includes Nancy Cartwright, John DiMaggio, Will Friedle, Tahj Mowry, Christy Carlson Romano and Nicole Sullivan. 87 22-minute episodes. Colour. / High Schooler Kimberly ...

Toys in SF

Extrapolations of children's Toys are encountered from time to time in science fiction, often to sinister effect. The ironic reversal of innocence that makes malign Children in SF such an effective trope extends to their dangerous, untrustworthy or subversive playthings. / The toys dumped into the twentieth century via Time Travel in Henry Kuttner's "Mimsy Were the Borogoves" (February 1943 Astounding) give their new child owners a Far Future education in patterns of thought ...

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 and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...



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