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Film (1963; vt Ein Toter Sucht seiner Mörder; vt The Brain). CCC/Stross/Governor. Directed by Freddie Francis. Written by Robert Stewart, Phil Mackie, based on Donovan's Brain (1943) by Curt Siodmak. Cast includes Anne Heywood, Bernard Lee, Cecil Parker and Peter Van Eyck. 83 minutes. Black and white. / This West German/UK coproduction is the third and least successful film version of Siodmak's novel: the others are The Lady and the Monster (1944) and Donovan's Brain (1953). This gory ...

Waters, Elisabeth

(1952-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Tell Me a Story" in Greyhaven (anth 1983) edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley, with whose Darkover sequence and other projects she has long been associated, editing two Darkover anthologies as well as publishing short fiction in that setting, and further editing several volumes of the Bradley-founded Sword and Sorceress anthology series [see Checklist below]. Solo novels comprise the Changing Fate diptych ...

Ash, Constance

(1950-    ) US author of fantasy novels who edited Not of Woman Born (anth 1999), a theme anthology billed as "tales of high-tech reproduction". Walter Jon Williams's contribution "Daddy's World" won a Nebula for best novelette. [DRL]


Japanese animated tv series (2018). Trigger. Directed by Akira Amemiya. Written by Keiichi Hasegawa. Voice cast includes Yuya Hirose, Tetsu Inada, Hikaru Midorikawa, Yume Miyamoto, Soma Saito, Karin Takahashi and Reina Ueda. Twelve broadcast 24-minute episodes. Colour. / SSSS.Gridman is based on the Japanese tv series Gridman the Hyper Agent (1993-1994), created by Tsuburaya Productions, and the related US tv series Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad (1994-1995). Both were in the tradition of ...

Hinton, Craig

(1964-2006) UK scriptwriter and author, of most interest for his work on various parts of the Doctor Who universe; he was a noted fan writer of reviews and other work connected to that universe. His Doctor Who Ties include Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures: The Crystal Bucephalus (1994), Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures: Millennial Rites (1995), Doctor Who: The New Adventures: GodEngine (1996), Doctor Who: The Quantum Archangel (2001) and Doctor Who: Synthespians (2004). [JC]

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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