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Maniac

US online tv series (2018). An Anonymous Content, Paramount Television, Parliament of Owls and Rubicon TV production for Netflix. Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. Written by Nick Cuse, Amelia Gray, Danielle Henderson, Mauricio Katz, Patrick Somerville and Caroline Williams, based loosely on the Norwegian tv series Maniac (2015). Cast includes Gabriel Byrne, Sally Field, Jonah Hill, Sonoya Mizuno, Emma Stone and Justin Theroux. Ten episodes of between 26 and 47 minutes. Colour. / Two ...

Bulis, Christopher

(1956-    ) UK author involved in various projects for the Doctor Who universe, beginning with Doctor Who: The New Adventures: Shadowmind (1994). Writers in these projects are given some leeway to explore their own interests; Bulis, in tales like Doctor Who: The New Adventures: Tempest (1998), shows a clear affinity for intricate puzzle-driven plotting. The Moon's Last Fortress (2013 ebook) is a standalone Young Adult sf adventure. [JC/DRL]

Bagi, the Monster of Mighty Nature

Japanese animated tv film (1984). Original title Daishizen no Majū Bagi; vt Baghi. Tezuka Productions. Created, directed and written by Osamu Tezuka. Voice cast includes Masako Ikeda, Kazuhiko Inoue, Saeko Shimazu and Kosei Tomita. 85 minutes. Colour. / In the South American Republic of Monica, Ryosuke Ishigami (Inoue) awaits the Monster who killed his mother. Whilst doing so, he tells his story to a local child: / At 15 he was a member of a Japanese motorcycle gang, his ...

Berry, James R

(1933-2003) US author most noted for juveniles, beginning with Dar Tellum: Stranger from a Distant Planet (graph 1973) illustrated by Enrica Scull, an effective picture book for younger children, in which the eponymous plant-like Alien cures Earth of carbon-dioxide poisoning. The Galactic Invaders (1976) and Quas Starbrite (1981) are sf-adventure novels, and Magicians of Erianne (1988) is an Arthurian fantasy for older children. [JC]

Barnes, Colin F

(?   -    ) UK author whose first series, the Techxorcist sequence beginning with Artificial Evil (2012) is set in an artificial world-dominating domed City (see Keep); renamed, the essential overall story seems to continue in the Code Breakers sequence beginning with Code Breakers: Prequel (2014 chap) and Alpha (2014), placed in the same Post-Holocaust world. His second series, the City of Hell Chronicles beginning with City of Hell Chronicles Vol 1 (2011), ...

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. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...



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