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Lee, Robert C

(1931-2016) US author of works for children and for the Young Adult market, some of this work hovering in the post facto gap between these categories. The Mike Glenn series is for a relatively young audience, while some of his work addresses older readers, often utilizing Time Travel: in Once Upon Another Time (1972), an adult is cast back to the age of fifteen, where he becomes involved in ...

Cybernetic Grandma, The

Czechoslovakian animated stop-motion film (1962; original title Kybernetická babička). Louthovy Film Praha. Studia Kreslencho a Loutkoveho Filmu. Directed and written by Jiří Trnka. 28 minutes. Colour. / In the future a young girl is staying with her grandma in the country, when a flying device delivers a telegram which is played like a vinyl record (see Communications). It is from her father, saying she can now ...


(1941-    ) Working name of Spanish artist Manuel Perez Clemente Sanjulian. After attending the Belle Artes de Sant Jordi art school, he began receiving assignments to paint book covers for several European publishers. However, he developed an international reputation by doing illustrations, in the early 1970s, for Jim Warren's Warren Publishing magazines Eerie, Creepy, ...

Hall, Hal

Working name of US author Harold Curtis Hall (1911-1992), not to be confused with Hal W Hall; his Future War novel, The Great Conflict (1942) is faintly inspired by World War Two. [JC]


Film (2006; vt Paris 2054: Renaissance). Miramax Films presents an Onyx Films and Millimages production in association with France 2 Cinéma, Luxanimation and Timefirm Limited with the participation of Allied Filmmakers, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Film Fund Luxembourg, MEDIA Plus, ON Animation Studios and Région Ile-de-France. Directed by Christian Volckman. Written by Mathieu Delaporte, Alexandre de la Patellière, Jean-Bernard Pouy and ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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