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Ō-Atari Sora no Entaku

["The Plane Cabby's Lucky Day"] Japanese animated film (1932). Marvel Graph, Kyōryoku Eiga-sha. Directed by Teizō Katō. 10 minutes. Black and white. / In the future year of 1980, mankind dwells "in the sky" (actually in skyscrapers) and the land has been ceded to talking animals (see Uplift). A human cabby on a long fare is forced to stop in the clouds to repair his plane, where one of the local birds informs him of ...

Kupari, Mike

(?   -    ) US Air Force technician, firearms instructor and author who began to publish work of genre interest with the Dead Six sequence of Near Future Military SF adventures whose first volume is Dead Six (2011) with Larry Correia (whom see for description of these books). Kupari's solo novel debut was Her Brother's Keeper ...

Terhune, Everit Bogert

(1876-1955) US publisher and author in whose Equipoisal Michael Gulpe (1902) a soul proves capable of transmigration through the Invention of a chemical injection which enables Identity Transfer (see also Reincarnation). [JC]

Marvel Preview

US letter-size black-and-white Comics magazine. 34 issues, July 1975 to February 1983, printed on cheap newsprint-quality paper by the Marvel Comics subsidiary imprint Curtis Magazines. The title changed to Bizarre Adventures from #24 (1980) on to the end; the final issue was published in standard Comics format on glossy paper. Dennis O'Neil was usually the credited ...


The journal of the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA). There have been 281 issues from 1958 to Winter 2015-2016. / Vector has been published since the foundation of the BSFA in 1958, fairly regularly since the 1970s. E C Tubb was its first editor (#1), and it has had many editors since then, including Terry Jeeves (#2-#4, 1958-1959) and Michael ...

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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