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Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century

British/American/French animated tv series (1999-2001). DiC Productions L.P. and Scottish Television Enterprises. Based on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Concept by Sandy Ross, Developed by Phil Harnage. Directed by Robert Brousseau and Scott Heming. Writers include Robert Askin and Martha Moran. Voice cast includes Ian James Corlett, Jason Gray-Stanford, Akiko Morison, Richard Newman and John Payne. 26 21-minute episodes. Colour. / New ...

Adventure

Term used to describe a form of Videogame in which the gameplay is largely based on the solution of puzzles. Such games are rarely played in real time. Instead, the progress of events in the gameworld will typically be suspended until the player acts, allowing them time to consider their current problem. It is important that the number of potential solutions for each puzzle be limited, so that players are not overwhelmed by the exploration of endless possibilities. ...

Weinberg, Robert E

(1946-2016) US editor, publisher, bookseller and author of Fanzines – in particular Pulp 1970-1981 – focusing on his main interest, the Pulp-magazine world. Much of his task as an editor and publisher was to rediscover and reprint magazine stories from the pulps which might otherwise have disappeared utterly. Though he began to publish fiction of genre interest with "Destroyer" in If for May 1969, ...

Hughes, Kerrie L

(1966-    ) US author and editor, married to John Helfers. An occasional short story writer, starting with "Judgment" in Haunted Holidays (anth 2004) edited by Martin H Greenberg and Russell Davies. From 2005 she has worked as an anthologist, co-editing several themed volumes with Martin H Greenberg and others, but later moving on to become sole editor of various ...

Ringdahl, Roar

(1935-    ) Norwegian author and editor regarded as the Grand Old Man of Norwegian Fandom. Twelve years before the 1966 foundation of the Oslo Students' SF Club (Aniara), Ringdahl and Cato N Lindberg founded what was later called "The First Norwegian Fandom". In sf magazines of the time they found the addresses of foreign fanzines, and got in touch with some 200 sf fans in Sweden, the UK and the USA. Their first Fanzine ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. He began to publish work of genre interest with an sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" in Triquarterly for Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959]; he began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and later in ...



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