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Compton, D G

(1930-2023) UK author, born of parents who were both in the theatre; he increasingly lived in the USA after 1981. As Guy Compton, he published some unremarkable detective novels, beginning with Too Many Murderers (1962), and as by Frances Lynch produced some nonfantastic Gothics throughout his career; but soon turned to sf with tales almost always set in the Near Future, and anatomizing moral dilemmas within that arena: the future is very clearly ...

Atomic Betty

Canadian-French animated tv series (2004-2008; vt Atomic Betty: Mission Earth). Atomic Cartoons, Breakthrough Entertainment, Télé Images Kids. Created by Trevor Bentley, Mauro Casalese, Bob Davies and Olaf Miller. Directors include Mauro Casalese, Virginie Jallot and Ridd Sorensen. Writers include Jono Howard, Kevin Gillis and Mike Kubat. Voice cast includes Colin Fox, Bruce Hunter, Tajja Isen, Debra McGrath, Mike Marshall and Rick Miller. 78 episodes, usually ...

Yokohama Kaidashi Kikō

Japanese Original Video Animation (OVA), based on the 1994-2006 Manga by Hitoshi Ashinano, which won the 2007 Seiun Award for best Comic of the year. Ajia-do Animation Works. Voice cast includes Akiko Nakagawa, Hekiru Shiina, Ikuko Sugita and Mikio Terashima. / 1. Yokohama Kaidashi Kikō (1998; vt Yokohama Shopping Trip). Directed by Takashi Annō. ...

Scott, Ridley

(1937-    ) UK film-maker who has worked mostly in the USA. He began his career as a set designer for the BBC, including work on the adaptation of John Brunner's "Some Lapse of Time" (June-July 1963 Science Fantasy) for the first season of Out of the Unknown (1965). After making a name directing a series of stylish, inventive television commercials, ...

Agent Elvis

US animated tv series (2023-current). Sony Pictures, Titmouse. Created by Priscilla Presley and John Eddie. Directed by Gary Ye. Writers include Mike Arnold, John Eddie and Matt Roller. Voice cast includes Don Cheadle, Gary Cole, Kieran Culkin, Tom Kenny, Johnny Knoxville, Jason Mantzoukas, Matthew McConaughey and Kaitlin Olson. Ten 22-minute episodes. Colour. / As the 1960s close and the 1970s begin, Elvis Presley (McConaughey) (see Music) resents the life ...

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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