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Milbank, Walter

Pseudonym of an unidentified UK author (?   -?   ) whose Vane's Invention: An Electrical Romance (1888) features the Invention of an electrical Power Source, and much action. [JC]

Livingston, Berkeley

(1909-1975) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "I'll Be There With Music" Fantastic Adventures for June 1943, publishing his fifty or so stories in that magazine and in its Ziff-Davis stablemate Amazing. He wrote under his own name, as by Burt B Liston, B E Liston and Lester Barclay; he also contributed work under the House Names Alexander Blade and Morris J Steele. His only book was Meteor of Death (coll 1954 chap). Much of his sf work, like Death of a B E M (October ...

Day Time Ended, The

Film (1980; vt Earth's Final Fury; vt Time Warp; vt Vortex). Charles Band Productions/Manson International Pictures. Produced by Wayne Schmidt and Steve Neill. Directed by John "Bud" Cardos. Written by Schmidt, J Larry Carroll and Davis Schmoeller from an original story by Steve Neill. Animation by Dave Allen. Special effects photography by Allen and Paul W Gentry. City of Light created by Jim Danforth. Cast includes Jim Davis, Scott C Kolden (credited as Scott Kolden), Marcy Lafferty, Dorothy ...


Japanese animated tv series (2020). Created by the Deca-Dence Project. NUT. Directed by Yuzuru Tachikawa. Written by Hiroshi Seko. Voice cast includes Katsuyuki Konishi, Tomori Kusunoki and Michiyo Murase. Twelve 23-minute episodes. Colour. / The first episode presents us with a generic Anime scenario: long ago the Gadoll, Monsters of varying size and shape, wiped out 90% of Earth's population; the mobile fortress Deca-Dence was built, becoming the last redoubt of humanity (see Keep). It is ...

Agell, Charlotte

(1959-    ) Swedish-born author, raised in Canada and Hong Kong, in US from 1977. Author of several picture books for younger children, and of Shift (2008), a Young Adult novel set in a Dystopian America, some time after a nuclear Holocaust has devastated the Eastern Seaboard; fundamentalist Christianity (see Religion) has taken over the government, as punitively as usual in tales of this sort. Evolution is a forbidden topic. Fortunately, a revolution is brewing in Maine. ...

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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