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Super Dimensional Fortress Macross

Japanese animated tv series (1982-1983). Original title Chōjikū Yōsai Makurosu. Studio Nue, Tatsunoko Production. Directed by Noboru Ishiguro. Written by Ken'ichi Matsuzaki. Voice cast includes Mika Doi, Michio Hazama, Arihiro Hase and Mari Iijima. 36 25-minute episodes. Colour. / In 1999 a deserted space battleship (see Starship) crashes into the Earth, proof both of intelligent Alien life and a War in space. A united Earth government is formed and ten years later the ...

Starobinets, Anna

(1978-    ) Russian journalist and author whose short fiction in particular has become well known, beginning with the tales assembled in Perekhodnyj vozrast ["Awkward Age"] (coll 2005; trans Hugh Aplin as An Awkward Age 2010), in which an adroit play with Horror in SF tropes caused her very soon to be likened to Stephen King. The tales assembled in Ikarova zeleza: kniga metamorfoz: rasskazy ["The Icarus Gland"] (coll 2013; trans James Rann as The Icarus Gland and Other ...

Somoza, José Carlos

(1959-    ) Cuban-born author, in Spain from infancy, several of whose novels are thrillers, some intriguingly metafictional (see Fabulation), including his first tale to be translated, La caverna de los ideas (2000; trans Sonia Soto as The Athenian Murders 2002), where what seems a complexly contrived investigation into hermetic truths possibly contained in the eponymous mystery (written circa 400 BCE) turns Equipoisally into a kind of Virtual Reality game. The ...

Jasieński, Bruno

Pseudonym of Polish author and polemicist Wiktor Zysman (1901-1938), a founder of Polish Futurism. Little of his work is of sf interest – even when a liberal interpretation is laid upon the cognate relationship between certain kinds of post-World War One Modernism and Fantastika – except for one novel, "Je Brûle Paris" (1928 L'Humanité; trans Soren A Gauger and Marcin Piekoszewski as I Burn Paris 2012), in which a down-and-out worker steals a plague bacillus, with which ...

Toner, Tom

(1986-    ) UK author whose Amaranthine Spectrum sequence, comprising The Promise of the Child (2015), The Weight of the World (2017) and The Tropic of Eternity (2018), is a late but not unwelcome addition to the canon of the Widescreen Baroque Space Opera, with all the conventions typical of such a tale set in an interstellar arena, but conveyed with linguistic exuberance and a sense that the galaxy might still be explored with joy. Echoes of other authors include in ...

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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