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Amazing Spider-Man, The

1. US tv series (1977-1979). Charles Fries Productions for CBS-TV. Character created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko for Marvel Comics, debuting in Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962) and appearing in his own title The Amazing Spider-Man from March 1963. Produced by Robert Jones, Lionel E Siegel, Edward Montagne. Directors included Cliff Bole, Michael Caffey, Don MacDougall. ...

Michener, James A

(1907-1997) US author of numerous bestsellers. His long novel Space (1982), televised 1985, is based on the history of the US space programme, becoming sf only in its later stages, when it describes invented missions and adventures roughly contemporaneous with the historical ones (e.g., a disaster owing to an outburst of solar radiation during an Apollo 18 lunar mission in 1973), and then peers optimistically into the Near Future. Among several ...

Giant Robo

1. Manga (May 1967-March 1968 Weekly Shōnen Sunday), written by Mitsuteru Yokoyama. / Big Fire, a secret society planning to take over the world, creates "Project GR", which involves the building of giant Robots. They kidnap and imprison teenaged tourist Daisaku Kusama believing him to be a United Nations Special Agency (UNSA) agent sent to investigate them. When they activate GR-1 a malfunctioning gauge causes an ...

Griffin, Sercombe

(1878-1943) UK chemist and author of Young Adult adventures for boys, of which at least two are of sf interest: Within the Golden Globe (1934), a Lost Race tale set in sixteenth-century Asia, where an Elixir of Life (see Immortality) is discovered; and The Crimson Caterpillar (1935), which also features a Lost Race, set in this case in the ...

Samachson, Joseph

(1906-1980) US research chemist who became a freelance author between 1938 and 1953 before returning to biochemistry, eventually retiring in 1973 after five years as Associate Clinical Professor of biochemistry at Loyola University, Chicago. His first story, "Bad Medicine" for Thrilling Wonder Stories in February 1941, was published as by William Morrison, under which name he wrote almost all his fiction of interest. Under the House Name ...

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 ...

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