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Wu Ming-Yi

(1971-    ) Taiwanese academic, artist and author whose Near Future sf novel, Fu Yan Ren (2011; trans Derryl Sterk as The Man with the Compound Eyes 2013), describes with parable-like intensity the intersection of a vast Island of polluted matter (known as the Great Pacific Trash Vortex) with the civilizations which have created it (see Climate Change; ...


Film (1948; vt Devil's Plot US). British National Films/Pathé Pictures Ltd. UK/Herbert Bregstein US. Produced by Louis H Jackson. Directed by Paul L Stein. Written by Jack Whittingham from a story by Guy Morgan. Cast includes Robert Beatty, Anthony Eustrel, Mervyn Johns and Nova Pilbeam. 90 minutes. Black and white. / 1948: Nazi bacteriologist Dr Bruckner (Johns), "The Beast of Ravensbruck", escapes from a POW camp with two colleagues. He murders Australian Dr Forrester ...

Robertson, J R

(?   -    ) Author whose single sf novel for Robert Hale Limited is The Crab Eagle Trees (1978). [DRL]

Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart

US animated tv series (2014; 2017; 2019-current). Cartoon Network Studios/Titmouse, Inc. Created by Parker Simmons. Executive producers include Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski and Parker Simmons. Directed by Michael Moloney. Writers include Phil Ahn, Allison Craig, Akira Mark Fujita Nathanael H. Jones, Griffith Kimmins, Alexandria Kwan, Nora Meek, Emily Oetzell and Chris Ybarra. Voice cast includes Julian Barratt, Griffith Kimmins, Lika Leong, Christopher McCulloch, Parker ...

Morioka Hiroyuki

(1962-    ) Japanese author whose first published work was "Yume no Ki ga Tsugeta nara" ["If Only the Dream Trees Could Touch"] (March 1992 S-F Magazine). His subsequent output has been dominated by a single Future History, the intricacies and achievements of which may arguably be said to have been ill-served in translation. / Morioka's chief work throughout the 1990s and 2000s was the Seikai ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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