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Dr Stone

Japanese animated tv series (2019). Based on the Manga by Riichiro Inagaki and Boichi. TMS/8PAN. Directed by Shinya Iino. Written by Yuichiro Kido. Voice cast includes Makoto Furukawa, Kana Ichinose, Yuusuke Kobayashi, Yuuichi Nakamura, Manami Numakura and Reina Ueda. 35 24-minute episodes. Colour. / In present-day Japan, just as student Taiju Oki (Furukawa) is about to declare his love to Yuzuriha Ogawa (Ichinose), all humanity ...

Abels, Harriette S

(1926-    ) US author, in her latter career mostly of romance novels for younger readers; of some sf interest are two series. The Astro-Orb sequence of Space Opera and other adventures for younger readers begins with Spaceship EM-88 (1979 chap), and depicts the exploits of Emergency Ship 88 over much of the solar system, including encounters with Aliens. The Future sequence is a ...

Burke, Ralph

Pseudonym used for magazine stories 1956-1958, primarily by Robert Silverberg alone, but three times in collaboration with Randall Garrett. [JC/DRL]

Waller, Robert

(1913-2005) UK editor, environmentalist, radio producer, poet and author, active from the 1930s. He is of some sf interest for Shadow of Authority (1956), a Near Future Satire set in a 1980 Britain, where the National Publishing authority (whose internal structure resembles that of the BBC) controls what may be read. His early and troubled interest in the Ecology of an endangered Earth marked ...


Film (2001). Millennium Films Inc/Artisan Entertainment/777 Films Corporation. Directed by Ringo Lam. Written by Lawrence David Riggins and Les Weldon. Cast includes Michael Rooker and Jean-Claude Van Damme. 96 minutes. Colour. / A sadistic thriller with sf trappings, Replicant stars Van Damme – a renowned performer in martial-arts films – in a dual role as a woman-loathing serial killer and a "replicant" (see Clones) made from his DNA. ...

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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