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Mob Psycho 100

Japanese animated tv series (2016-2019). Bones. Based on the Japanese web-Comic and Manga by ONE. Directed by Yuzuru Tachikawa. Written by Hiroshi Seko. Voice cast includes Kazuhiko Inoue, Miyu Irino, Setsuo Itō, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Akio Ohtsuka and Takahiro Sakurai. 25 25-minute episodes and a film. Colour. / Shocked by the harm caused by his Psi Powers when a child, Shigeo Kageyama (Itō), nicknamed "Mob", tries to be one of life's background characters. Now a shy, naive ...

Star Maidens

UK/West German television series (1976; vt Space Maidens). A Portman Production for Scottish and Global/Jost Graf von Hardenberg & Co. and Werbung-in-Rundfunk. Produced by James Gatward. Directors Gatward, Wolfgang Storch, Freddie Francis. Writers Eric Paice, John Lucarotti, Ian Stuart Black, Otto Strang. Cast includes Dawn Addams, Pierre Brice, Derek Farr, Judy Geeson, Lisa Harrow, Ronald Hines, Christiane Kruger, Christian Quadflieg and Gareth Thomas. 13 30-minute episodes. Colour. / ...

Silberstang, Edwin

(1930-2012) US lawyer and author, mostly of nonfiction books on gambling techniques; of sf interest is Sweet Land of Liberty (1972), a Near Future Political thriller in which the daughter of the American president after Richard Nixon is kidnapped, and treated very roughly. [JC]

Alpha Incident, The

Film (1978; vt Gift from a Red Planet). Rebane Productions. Directed by Bill Rebane. Screenplay by Ingrid Neumayer. Cast includes George "Buck" Flower (or Buck Flower), John Goff, Ralph Meeker, Stafford Morgan, Ray Szamanda. 95 minutes. Colour. / A deadly Alien microorganism, brought to Earth from Mars by a returning space probe, is being secretly transported by train to a special research facility when an over-curious railway employee (Flower) opens the container, contaminating himself and ...

Morey, Leo

Working name of American artist Leopoldo Morey y Pena (1889-1965). Born into a well-to-do family in Peru, he studied engineering at Louisiana State University and briefly did illustrations for a newspaper in Argentina before returning to America to work as an artist, first in New Orleans and later in New York City. Some interior art and covers for Hugo Gernsback's Science and Invention presumably brought him to the attention of Gernsback's associate T O'Conor Sloane, and when Gernsback left ...

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 November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...

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