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Bedford, Jacey

(?   -    ) UK author, folk singer and folk-song tour organizer who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Jewel of Locaria" in Warrior Princesses (anth 1998) edited by Martin H Greenberg and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough. Her first novel, Empire of Dust (2014), opens the Psi-Tech Space Opera trilogy whose Telepathically augmented lead characters (see ESP; Psionics) are in dangerous conflict with the megacorporations that control the Stargates or ...

Brede, Arnold

Pseudonym of a UK author (?   -    ) whose identity has not been discovered, or possibly a Scion House Name; three crime novels were published under this name, and the unremarkable Sister Earth (1951), about a Counter-Earth on the other side of the Sun: '... because of the brilliance of the Sun's light, many astral bodies beyond it have never been seen from the Earth ...'. [JC]

Romero, John

(1967-    ) US Game designer whose first published work was Scout Search (1984 Capitol Ideas Software, AppleII), a simple two-dimensional game in which the player must protect cub scouts from a grizzly bear. His fame, however, rests on the early games developed by id Software, the company he founded in 1991 with the artist Adrian Carmack, the game designer Tom Hall and the highly talented computer programmer John Carmack (who was inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts ...

BNA: Brand New Animal

Japanese animated tv series (2020). Original title Bī Enu Ē. Trigger. Directed by Yoh Yoshinari. Written by Kazuki Nakashima. Voice cast includes Yoshimasa Hosoya, Kaito Ishikawa, Sumire Morohoshi and Maria Naganawa. Twelve 23-minute episodes. Colour. / Earth is home to two human species (see Anthropology; Evolution), Homo sapiens and beastmen; the latter have the Beast Factor gene, so can Shapeshift between a human form and an anthropomorphized animal species. Though beastmen ...

Science Fiction Theatre

US tv series (1955-1957). ZIV/WRCA-TV. Produced by Ivan Tors. Hosted by Truman Bradley. Technical adviser Dr Maxwell Smith. Two seasons, 78 25 to 26-minute segments. First season colour, second season black and white. / This anthology series presented a different sf play each week. In an attempt to appeal to an adult audience, the producers went out of their way to avoid the sensationalism so prevalent in the largely juvenile-oriented sf films of the period. Unfortunately the result was ...

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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