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Isabella, Tony

(1951-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "If Wishes Were Horses" with Bob Ingersoll for The Ultimate Super-Villains (anth 1996) edited by Stan Lee, and who has since published a Captain America Tie, Captain America: Liberty's Torch (1998) with Bob Ingersoll and a ...

Pène du Bois, William

(1916-1993) US illustrator, art editor and designer (for the Paris Review, of which he was a founding editor, between 1953 and 1960) and author; son of the painter Guy Pène du Bois (1884-1958), whose work had some influence on him. His own novels, which he illustrated himself (he also illustrated other writers' books), are usually juveniles, though the bold intricacy of his illustrations are of general interest, and are quite capable of conveying a ...

Shadows House

Japanese animated tv series (2021). Based on the Manga by So-ma-to. CloverWorks. Directed by Kazuki Ōhashi. Written by Toshiya Ōno. Voice cast includes Takaya Hashi, Akari Kitō, Yū Sasahara and Shino Shimoji. Thirteen 24-minute episodes. Colour. / "Living Dolls" awake in the children's building of a large manorial estate, to be told they have been created as servants and companions to silhouette-like nobles ...

Green, Simon R

(1955-    ) UK author, mostly of Fantasies [not listed below; for titles to 1996 see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below]. He is perhaps best known in that genre for the substantial Hawk and Fisher police-procedural Sword and Sorcery sequence beginning with Hawk & Fisher (1990); in the horror genre, he is most ...

Barrett, David V

(1952-    ) UK author of some short fiction of genre interest, beginning with "Les Temps étrange sur L'île Fisseau" for The Gate in 1990. He is editor of Digital Dreams (anth 1990), which contains original British stories about AI, Computers and Virtual Reality; and of Tales from the Vatican Vaults (anth 2015), ...

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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