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Wander over Yonder

US animated tv series (2013-2016). Disney Television Animation (see Disney on Television). Created by Craig McCracken. Directors include Dave Thomas and Eddie Trigueros. Writers include Francisco Angones, Robin Budd, Amy Higgins, Ben Joseph and Craig McCracken. Voice cast includes Jack McBrayer, Keith Ferguson, Tom Kenny, Noël Wells and April Winchell. 43 22-minute episodes (usually with two segments) and eleven shorts. Colour. / Orange, hairy and sporting a tall floppy hat which ...

Scott, Sarah

(1720-1795) UK historian and author, younger sister of the author Elizabeth Montagu (1718-1800) who until recent years was very much the better known, being noted for works in her own right and for the salon she dominated. Scott's literary career began with a novel, The History of Cornelia (1750), which has no fantastic element. She is of sf interest primarily for her Utopia, A Description of Millenium Hall [sic; for full title see Checklist below] (1762), published anonymously like all her ...


Film (2014 Russia; original title: Vichislitel; vt Titanium France; vt Titanium Strafplanet XT-59 Germany). Unified Media Group. Directed by Dmitriy Grachev. Written by Aleksandr Gromov, Dmitriy Grachev. Cast includes Anna Chipovskaya, Vinnie Jones, Evegniy Mironov. 82 minutes. Colour. / A thousand years after mankind spread out among the stars, luckless humans on the inhospitable planet XT-59 cling to life in a single Dystopian City, surrounded by dangerous, beast-infested swamps (see ...

Williams, Mark S

(?1972-2020) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Maze Run" with David J Williams in Star Wars Insider #131 for 2012; his first novel is Transformers: Retribution (2014), also with Williams, a Tie to the Transformer universe, prequelling the various films (see Transformers – The Movie etc). [JC]

Only Lovers Left Alive

Film (2013). Recorded Picture Company,/Pandora Filmproduktion,/Snow Wolf Produktion. Directed by Jim Jarmusch. Written by Jim Jarmusch. Cast includes Tom Hiddleston, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton and Mia Wasikowska. 123 minutes. Colour. / The protagonists' names, Adam and Eve, augur ill. Adam (Hiddleston) and Eve (Swinton) are Vampire lovers who have enjoyed a sophisticated but intermittent intimacy for centuries Immortality, and are now having to face the Dystopian world of the twenty-first ...

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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