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Though the Japanese word kaijū literally means "strange beast", it is usually translated as Monster and has become synonymous with Japanese Monster Movies and similar tales told on Television – also Anime and Manga – that feature giant monsters as the main character, traditionally wrecking Cities whilst fighting the military or other giant monsters. In a live-action film or television show they are considered part of the Tokusatsu genre: media that rely heavily on special ...

Mighels, Philip Verrill

(1869-1911) US author, married to Ella Sterling Mighels, who began to publish work of some genre interest with "The Polar Magnet" for Black Cat in 1896. In his sf novel, The Crystal Sphere: A Story of Adventure (1901; vt The King of the Missing Links 1904; cut, with several chapters excised, under original title 1906), a young man's Balloon is driven by vast winds to an undiscovered Island in the Pacific, in which Lost World he discovers two warring tribes of weapon-bearing ape-like "Missing ...

Parenteau, Shirley

(1935-    ) US author, mostly of picture books for children, whose sf novel for older children, The Talking Coffins of Cryo-City (1979), a putative Utopia which deals with problems through Weather Control, and with criminals through Cryogenic Suspended Animation (see Crime and Punishment). [JC]


Film (1997). Trimark Pictures and The Feature Film Project present a Cube Libre production in association with Téléfilm Canada, Ontario Film Development Corporation, The Harold Greenberg Fund and Viacom Canada. Directed by Vincenzo Natali. Written by André Bijelic, Graeme Manson and Vincenzo Natali. Cube device designed by David Pravica. Cast includes Nicole de Boer, Nicky Guadagni, David Hewlett, Andrew Miller and Maurice Dean Wint. 90 minutes. Colour. / Six characters ...

Mohamed, Premee

(1981-    ) Canadian author who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Adventurer's Wife " in She Walks in Shadows (anth 2015) edited by Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Paula R Stiles. Designed for a Young Adult market, her Beneath the Rising sequence, an Alternate History series beginning with Beneath the Rising (2020) Equipoisally exposes its young protagonists – one of whom has invented a new Power Source – to dark forces and greedy elder gods (see Cthulhu ...

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 and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...

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