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Rouff, Marcel

(1877-1936) Swiss-born French author of a Future History, Voyage au monde à l'envers (1 October-15 November 1920 Mercure de France; 1923; trans Brian Stableford as Journey to the Inverted World 2011), whose aviator narrator, having disappeared from a Europe convulsed by World War One, finds himself in Australia two millennia hence, which he discovers to be a socialist Utopia where Gender and Sex issues have been radically thought through, creating a kind of paradise. As so often, ...

Shagan, Steve

(1927-2015) US screenwriter, producer and author, involved in some adaptations of Tarzan to the screen, and producer of 37 of the 57 episodes in the Television series Tarzan (1966-1968). Of some sf interest is The Formula (1979), based on his filmscript for The Formula (1980), in which contemporary oil companies attempt to destroy all evidence of the Nazi Invention in World War Two of a fuel that bypasses the need for petroleum (see Power Sources); the tale is set in car-dominated Los Angeles ...

Big Mouth

US animated tv series (2017-current). Created by Jennifer Flackett, Andrew Goldberg, Nick Kroll and Mark Levin. Danger Goldberg Productions, Fathouse Industries, Good At Business, Titmouse. Directors include Bryan Francis, Joel Moser and Bob Suarez. Writers include Emily Altman, Kelly Galuska, Gil Ozeri and Joe Wengert. Voice cast includes Ayo Edebiri, Jessi Klein, Nick Kroll, Jason Mantzoukas, John Mulaney, Jordan Peele, Maya Rudolph, Jenny Slate and David Thewlis. 51 27-minute episodes to ...

Big Eyes, Small Mouth

Role Playing Game (1997). Guardians of Order (GOO). Designed by Mark MacKinnon. / Big Eyes, Small Mouth is a generic system used for playing games inspired by Japanese Anime and Manga, both those based on specific series and those which simply share the form's characteristic themes and enthusiasm for melodrama. The title refers to a heavily stylized approach to depicting human features often used in its source material. The game's mechanics are simple and flexible, designed to be used with ...

Martínez, Rodolfo

(1965-    ) Spanish computer programmer and author of fantasy and science fiction. He began writing in the early 1990s, and is widely held to be the most prolific and is probably the most critically acclaimed Spanish genre author of his generation. Martínez is best known for four sf series: Drímar, set in a universe of the same name; the Los archivos perdidos de Sherlock Holmes ["Sherlock Holmes's Lost Archives"] tetralogy; the La ciudad ["The City"] cycle; and ...

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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