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Jensen, Bruce

(1962-    ) US illustrator of whom Vincent Di Fate wrote in Infinite Worlds (1997): "Bruce Jensen's impeccably done illustrations in airbrush and acrylics are more conceptual than literal and are a refreshing departure from the highly narrative works that now dominate the SF paperback book racks." Like Richard Powers and Diane and Leo Dillon ...

Tieryas, Peter

Working name of South Korean-born author Peter Tieryas Liu (1979-    ), in the USA from infancy, who used his full name in earlier work, beginning with the concisely Equipoisal tales assembled as Watering Heaven (coll 2012), some of which seem nonsequitural until they lodge themselves within expected parameters of Fantastika. Though authors like Italo Calvino and ...

Starshore

US magazine, four issues Summer 1990 to Spring 1991, letter-size, published McAlpine Publishing, Virginia Beach, Virginia; edited by Richard Rowand. The magazine emphasized that it was "for the SF Reader", with the varying shout-line, "Science Fiction for the Enthusiast!!" or "Science Fiction for the Connoisseur!!". The contents, though, were a mix of science fiction (including Hard SF) and borderline sf/fantasy and included the provocative religious fantasy "A ...

Barr, Tyrone C

(?   -?   ) UK author. His sf novel, Split Worlds (1959; vt The Last 14 1960), sees 14 crew members of a Space Station survive the extermination (by Suicide) of everyone on Earth. Eventually they must land and breed and start again, though quarrelling furiously, in a fantastically transformed world. [JC]

Memories

Japanese animated film (1995). Madhouse, Bandai Visual, Kōdansha. Directed by Koji Morimoto, Tensai Okamura, Katsuhiro Ōtomo. Written by Satoshi Kon, Katsuhiro Ōtomo. Cast includes Yū Hayashi, Hideyuki Hori, Tsutomu Isobe and Gara Takashima. 113 minutes. Colour. / A three-part anthology movie based on stories by the creator of Akira ...

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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