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Wolfe, Louis

(1905-1985) US author in whose Children's SF tale, Journey of the Oceanauts: Across the Bottom of the Atlantic Ocean on Foot (1968), three genetically engineered (see Genetic Engineering) Mutants make the eponymous 4000 mile trek. [JC]

Caspian, Jonatha Ariadne

(1960-    ) US author of a game Tie, Torg: The Possibility Wars #3: The Nightmare Dream (1991), based on Torg (1990). Fittingly, it is unambitious. [JC]

Shaw, Barclay

(1949-    ) American artist. After brief employment as a sculptor and woodworker, Shaw received additional training at the New England School of Art and Design and did some freelance work in advertising before moving into sf art. He began his career in 1979 with two covers for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (to be followed by several more) as well as one for Cinefantastique, and he was soon painting book covers as well. His early paintings often depicted subtly ...

ACCA

Japanese animated tv series (2017). Madhouse Productions. Director: Shingo Natsume. Writers: Natsume Ono and Tomohiro Suzuki. Voice cast includes Mamoru Miyano, Hiro Shimono, Atsuko Tanaka and Kōji Yusa. Twelve 24-minute episodes. Colour. / Based on the Manga AKKA: Jūsan-ku Kansatsu-ka ["ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept"] by Natsume Ono, this Anime is set in the Kingdom of Dowa, a bird-shaped continent comprising thirteen states managed by the local offices of a centralized ...

Chillers

US letter-size saddle-stapled Cinema magazine. Publisher: Charlton Comics. Editor: Roger Elwood. Three bimonthly issues, July to November 1981. / A final attempt by Charlton at a Monster Movies magazine, this title covered such films of the period as Clash of the Titans (1981), Escape from New York (1981) and Venom (1981). It differed from most such publications in that each issue also carried several short horror stories; despite Elwood's conservative Christian bias, some interesting ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...



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