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Shirley, Robert

(?   -    ) US author whose Near Future Satire on American Politics Teenocracy (1969) may miss the mark in assuming that the land will be ruled in 1990 by the eponymous cohort, which has disenfranchised senior citizens. The world of Teenocracy is due to be further transformed by Genetic Engineering, ...

Relic, The

Film (1997). Cloud Nine Entertainment and PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Marubeni Corporation, Toho-Towa, Tele München Fernseh Produktionsgesellschaft, Pacific Western Productions and the BBC present in association with Paramount Pictures. Directed by Hyams. Producers include Gale Anne Hurd and Sam Mercer. Written by Rick Jaffa, Amy Holden Jones, John Raffo and Amanda Silver, based on Relic (1995) by ...

Online Newszines

Most current sf print Newszines (which see) have an associated online news presence in blog or website form. Below is a selection, culled from the Ansible links page, of exclusively online sf news outlets. Some also carry reviews, interviews and other nonfiction content. [DRL] see also: Online SF Resources. / Concatenation ...

Tiger & Bunny

Japanese animated tv series (2011). Sunrise. Directed by Keiichi Sato. Written by Masafumi Nishida. Voice cast includes Nobuhiko Fukuda, Hiroaki Hirata, Yuko Kaida and Masakazu Morita. 25 24-minute episodes. Colour. / Over the past 45 years, due to an unspecified mutation (see Mutants), people with Superpowers have begun to appear, called Noted Entities with eXtraordinary Talents (NEXT). Some ...

Oram, John

Working name of Welsh author John Oram Thomas (1906-1992) for his two Ties in the Man from U.N.C.L.E. Television sequence (see The Man from U.N.C.L.E.), The Copenhagen Affair (1965) and The Stone-Cold Dead in the Market Affair (1966), the latter – unusually – being set in Wales. [JC]

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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...

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