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Heavy Gear

Role Playing Game (1994). Dream Pod 9 (DP9). Designed by Jean Carrières, Gene Marcil, Martin Quellette, Marc-Alexandre Vézina. / Heavy Gear is set in a sixty-ninth century much influenced by Battletech (1984). In the game's Future History, an economic collapse has caused the abandonment of Earth's interstellar colonies, including the world of Terra Nova. The setting's timeline begins after Terra Nova has emerged from a period of anarchy and become divided between two political ...

Love, Rosaleen

(1940-    ) Australian author, science journalist and lecturer in the history and philosophy of science. Love has been publishing short fiction – not all sf – since 1985, her first story of genre interest being "The Laws of Life" for Westerly #30 in that year, about a student of Biology whose empathy with other living things seems unmannerly in Homo sapiens; she has won a number of Australian Mainstream awards for her stories. Her astringent sf Fabulations are ...

Wonderful Galaxy of Oz, The

Japanese animated film (1996). Enoki Films, EZ Films. Directed by Yoshiaki Okumura and Sōji Yoshikawa. Written by Sōji Yoshikawa (and Glenn German). 80 minutes. Colour. / The Japanese animated Television series Space Oz no Bōken (1992-1993; vt The Adventures of Space Oz; vt The Galaxy Adventures of Oz), comprising 26 25-minute episodes, is based on the novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) by L Frank Baum. It was subsequently edited (mainly using episodes 1, 2, 24, 25 and ...

Luigi, Belli

An Australian House Name or more likely pseudonym used by Australian author G C Bleeck (1907-1971), author of a large number of Westerns under various names including Brad Cordell, and of thrillers under his own name. As Belli, he is responsible for some short sf in Thrills Incorporated and several novella-length tales of sf interest published in the sister magazine Scientific Thrillers, usually as whole issues. These include Cosmic Calamity (1949 chap), featuring a Mad Scientist, a Ray Gun and ...

Nunez, Sigrid

(1951-    ) US editor, journalist and author whose fiction, beginning with A Feather on the Breath of God (1995), might be described as stressed mimetic; some of her tales, like Mitz: The Marmoset of Bloomsbury (1998), a fictional biography of Virginia Woolf's dog, edge into Fantastika, relaxedly conceived. She is of sf interest for Salvation City (2010), which is set in a very Near Future America devastated by a flu-like plague; in the eponymous isolated town (see Keep), ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...

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