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Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet

Japanese animated tv series (2013). Original title Suisei no Gargantia. Production I.G. Directed by Kazuya Murata. Written by Gen Urobuchi. Voice cast includes Ayumi Fujimura, Kaito Ishikawa, Yūki Ono and Tomokazu Sugita. Thirteen 24-minute episodes (and 4 OVA). Colour. / The militaristic Galactic Alliance of Humankind is at War with squid-like Aliens called the Hideauze. When an Alliance fleet ...

TV Zone

UK oversized Media Magazine printed on high-quality paper. Published by Visual Imagination Limited. Editors were Anthony Brown, Lee Binding, Jan Vincent Rudski and Tom Spilsbury, although not in chronological order. 231 monthly issues, 1988 to 2008, with the final edition being a double issue. / This title originally focused mainly on Fantasy and sf Television, later expanding its scope to ...

Higgins, Peter

(?   -    ) UK author who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Original Word for Rain" in Zahir for Spring 2006, a fantasy. Of some sf interest is Wolfhound Century (2013), a Near Future Urban Fantasy [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] which begins the projected Vissarion Lom sequence. Lom, a ...

Hollinger, Veronica

(1947-    ) Canadian editor and academic, at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario until her retirement in 2016; she has been an editor of Science Fiction Studies from 1991, publishing with her co-editors two Anthologies of significance, On Philip K Dick: 40 Articles from Science Fiction Studies (anth 1992) with Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, ...

Folingsby, Kenneth

The possible pseudonym of a probable Scotsman (?   -    ) whose Meda: A Tale of the Future (1891) – though the events it recounts turn out to be a dream experienced during a four-month trance – remains of some sf interest for the imaginative scope of the 5575 CE Utopia depicted, in which large-headed brainy "Scotonians" are fed by ambient electricity, possess Antigravity, and ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos ...

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