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Kennicott, Ada M

(1860-1926) US author of Under Red Pillars (1902), a Lost World tale couched as a retelling of European fairy tales, at least one episode taking place in a Hollow Earth venue. [JC]

Reeve, Philip

(1966-    ) UK illustrator from 1996, mostly of picture books for younger readers, and author of Young Adult fiction, most prominently to date the Mortal Engines series, the main sequence of which, the Hungry Cities Chronicles, comprises Mortal Engines (2001), Predator's Gold (2003), Infernal Devices (2005) and A Darkling Plain (2006). The tightly composed series is set in the Ruined Earth northern hemisphere of Earth a thousand or so years hence, where moving Machine-like ...

Kureishi, Hanif

(1954-    ) UK film director, playwright, screenwriter and author whose career began with a theatrical play, Soaking Up the Heat (performed London, 1976), but who came to general notice with a Television play, My Beautiful Laundrette (1985 BBC; 1986). One of his novels is of sf interest: the protagonist of The Body (2004) arranges to have his brain transplanted (see Identity Transfer) into the body of a younger man, and embarks upon a Rake's Progress described in ...

Brazil

Brazilian Proto SF is being slowly rediscovered in the last decades, revealing some works that shed light on the problematic relationship between scientific ideas and the literature of fiction in the country. An early important text is Páginas da história do Brasil, escritas no ano 2000 ["Pages of a History of Brazil, Written in the Year 2000"] (1868-1872 in the newspaper O Jequitinhonha) by Joaquim Felício dos Santos (1828-1895), a Satirical work set in the future. Also ...

Planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet

Japanese animated webseries series (2016). Original title Planetarian Chiisana Hoshi no Yume. David Production. Based on the Visual Novel/Videogame developed by Key and the Light Novel written by Yūichi Suzumoto. Directed by Naokatsu Tsuda. Written by Naokatsu Tsuda and Shogo Yasukawa. Voice cast includes Daisuke Ono and Keiko Suzuki. Five episodes of 14-24 minutes. Colour. / Escaping killer Machines in a deserted, ruined future City by diving into a building, a scavenger or "Junka" ...

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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