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Justice, Inc

Role Playing Game (1984). Hero Games (HG). Designed by Aaron Allston, Steve Peterson, Michael A Stackpole. / Justice, Inc. is a game inspired by 1920s and 1930s Pulp magazine fiction; it is named after the organization formed in the first issue of The Avenger (1939) by the eponymous Doc Savage like character (see Kenneth Robeson), in a story by Paul Ernst. As such, it covers a wide range of pulp genres, including sf. Rules are specified for a variety of weird talents and psychic abilities ...

Shibano Takumi

(1926-2010) Japanese author, translator and critic. Shibano began writing sf as Rei Kozumi (a play on the Japanese version of "Cosmic Ray") while a high-school mathematics teacher, a job he quit in 1977 to become a full-time translator. He published his first short story in 1951. Later, 1969-1975, he published three sf juveniles, including Hokkyoku City no Hanran ["Revolt in North Pole City"] (1977). But his influence on Japanese sf lay more in his work as editor and publisher of the widely ...

Rusk, James, Jr

(1925-2003) US author of two unexceptional Space Operas, Space Slaves (1980) and Tug of the Dwarf Star (1980). [JC]

Chepaitis, B A

(1957-    ) US author whose Jaguar Addams sequence beginning with The Fear Principle (1998), a Space Opera set initially on a Prison satellite where the protagonist Jaguar Addams uses her Telepathic powers in attempts to cure inmates, some of whom are psychotic, some obsessed by Religion. Later volumes of the sequence, some set back on Earth, become complicated with romance elements and the murder of at least one family member. Children of the Land (2014), a singleton, which ...

Twelve Monkeys

Film (1995). Polygram Filmed Entertainment and Universal Pictures present an Atlas Entertainment production. Directed by Terry Gilliam. Written by David & Janet Peoples, inspired by La Jetée (1963) by Chris Marker. Cast includes David Morse, Brad Pitt, Christopher Plummer, John Seda, Madeleine Stowe and Bruce Willis. 129 minutes. Colour. / A time traveller sent back to 1996 to trace the source of a worldwide biological catastrophe is haunted by a childhood memory which turns out ...

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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