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CyberCity Oedo 808

Japanese Original Video Animation (OVA) (1990-1991). Created by Juzo Mutsuki. Madhouse. Directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Written by Akinori Endo. Voice cast includes Takeshi Aono, Tesshō Genda, Hiroya Ishimaru, Unshō Ishizuka, Emi Shinohara, Kaneto Shiozawa and Norio Wakamoto. Three 45-minute episodes. Colour. / In 2808 three inmates of an orbital Prison ship ...

Food of the Gods

Film (1976). American International Pictures. Produced and directed by Bert I Gordon. Written by Gordon, based on a "portion" of The Food of the Gods and How it Came to Earth (1904) by H G Wells. Cast includes Pamela Franklin, Marjoe Gortner, Ida Lupino and Ralph Meeker. 88 minutes. Colour. / Set on an island off the coast of British Columbia, ...

Blaue Palais, Das

["The Blue Palace"] German tv miniseries (1974; 1976). Produced by German Bavaria Atelier Studios in co-operation with French Office de Radiodiffusion Télévision Française (ORTF). Created, written, and directed by Rainer Erler. Cast includes Peter Fricke, Dieter Laser, Evelyn Opela and Eva Renzi. Five 90-minute episodes, three broadcast in 1974 and two in 1976. Colour. / Named after the feudal mansion in Germany that provides ...

Wade, Colonel G A

(1891-1986) UK soldier, manufacturer, painter, politician and author who was in active service throughout World War One, winning the Military Cross. His The Defence of Bloodford Village (1940 chap) is a training aid produced for the British Home Guard against a very Near Future German Invasion, with German parachutists descending on the eponymous village, which they occupy, creating a ...

Reichs, Kathy

(1948-    ) US forensic anthropologist and author, whose work includes academic papers and books, and crime novels in the Temperance Brennan sequence featuring a forensic anthropologist. A spin-off from that sequence for the Young Adult market – the Tory Brennan series starting with Virals (2010) – was co-written with her son, at first uncredited, and features Temperance's grand-niece who, with her young ...

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 consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and sf ...

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