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Dudley, Terence

(1919-1988) UK television director and producer, mostly for the BBC, and author of some Ties to his Doctor Who television work: Doctor Who – Black Orchid (1986), based on his 1982 script; Doctor Who – The King's Demons (1986), based on his 1983 script; and a Companions of Doctor Who tale: K9 and Company (1987), based on his 1981 script; he also wrote the four-episode story "Four to Doomsday" (1982). His television work as a producer was extensive: of sf relevance, he produced 26 ...

Joseph, Mark

(1946-    ) US author whose Technothriller, Mexico 21 (1990), deals with the Near Future threat posed by a nuclear submarine in the wrong place. [JC]

Kelly, Richard

(1975-    ) US filmmaker, son of a NASA physicist based in Langley, Virginia whose home and workplace are recreated in Kelly's third feature The Box (2009). As a young film-school graduate he attracted attention initially as a screenwriter of edgy left-field comedy; an early commission was an unused 1999 script for the adaptation of Louis Sachar's Holes, which took a notably darker spin on the book than the 2003 film. A famous unproduced original script from this period is ...

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!

Japanese animated tv series (2020). Original title Otome Gēmu no Hametsu Furagu Shika Nai Akuyaku Reijō ni Tensei Shite Shimatta. Based on the Light Novel by Satoru Yamaguchi. Silver Link. Directed by Keisuke Inoue. Written by Megumi Shimizu. Voice cast includes Saori Hayami, Inori Minase and Maaya Uchida. 24 24-minute episodes. Colour. / Falling into a coma following an accident causes Caterina Claes (Uchida), a spoilt noble child from the kingdom of Sorcier, to remember a ...

Bull Spec

US professional Slick Print Magazine of Speculative Fiction – technically a Semiprozine – which is also available online, founded and edited by Samuel Montgomery-Blinn of Durham, North Carolina. It debuted in Spring 2010 and was initially published thrice yearly, the print edition being in slick letter-size format. The editor keeps his definition of speculative fiction broad so that the magazine contains a range of fiction, from fables to Hard SF via Steampunk. In addition to its ...

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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