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Dogs in Space

US animated tv series (2021-current). GrizzlyJerr Productions, Atomic Cartoons. Created by Jeremiah Cortez. Directed by Ed Chee, Monica Davila, James Suhr and Carl Upsdel. Writers include Jillian Goldfluss, Megan Gonzales, James Hamilton and Amalia Levari. Voice cast includes Sarah Chalke, Kimiko Glenn, David Lopez, Haley Joel Osment, Chris Parnell and Debra Wilson. Ten episodes of circa 21 minutes. Colour. / Sometime in 2223, Captain Garbage (Osment) is explaining to suspicious Aliens that ...

Flying Saucer Mystery, The

Documentary film (1950; exp 1952). Telenews. No producer, director or screenwriter named. Cast includes Admiral Calvin Bolster USN and Donald E Keyhoe; those added in the re-release include General John A Samford and Frank Scully. Approximately 9½ minutes; re-release 12+ minutes. Black and white. / Lost for decades until it resurfaced in the 1990s, this may be the first ever documentary about UFOs – apparently produced as a filler to be shown between full-length Cinema ...

Chetwynd, Tom

(1938-2012) UK teacher and author, son of Bridget Chetwynd, who concentrated mostly on nonfiction studies in which Christianity and Zen Buddhism are persuasively married, including Zen and the Kingdom of Heaven (2001). His Dystopia, The Copper Cow (1962), portrays a Near Future Britain in hyperbolically surreal terms. [JC]

Gunther, Max

(1927-1998) UK-born author, in US from the age of thirteen; in his Disaster novel, Doom Wind (1986), a passing Comet generates winds of sufficient force to threaten New York. [JC]

Jackson, Steve [2]

(1953-    ) US Game designer, author and entrepreneur, inducted into the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design Hall of Fame in 1982. Jackson (who should not be confused with the UK Steve Jackson) first worked in the games industry as a designer for Metagaming Concepts (MC), creating Melee (1977 MC) – a tactical Wargame of man-to-man combat which later became part of the influential Sword and Sorcery Role Playing Game The Fantasy Trip (1977-1980 MC) – and ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...

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