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World of Tomorrow

Animated short film (2015 US). Directed by Don Hertzfeldt. Screenplay by Don Hertzfeldt. Cast includes Julia Pott, Winona Mae. 17 minutes. Colour. / Emily (Pott), a third-generation Clone, establishes contact with the four-year-old original Emily Prime (Mae), briefly bringing her to her own era through Time Travel in order to retrieve a treasured Memory. In the process, she inadvertently offers a glimpse of the Far Future, and the life/lives awaiting her in a sinister Utopia. Amid ...

FAX Collector's Editions

US Small Press established by T E Dikty with Darrell C Richardson in 1972, and devoted to publishing material from and about Pulp magazines. Its publications include several collections of obscure Robert E Howard stories, two anthology series in facsimile under the titles Famous Fantastic Classics and Famous Pulp Classics, and The Weird Tales Story (1977), a large volume written and edited by Robert E Weinberg. An associated and more prolific company, also founded by Dikty, is Starmont House. ...

Sapiro, Leland

(1924-2013) US critic and Fanzine editor, active in Fandom since 1962. He is best known for editing and publishing Riverside Quarterly (which see), which ran from 1964 to 1993 and whose content leant towards that of an Academic Journal. Most of Sapiro's critical writing, under his own name and his occasional pseudonym Yogi Borel, was published in this venue; an early example was the serialized essay "The Faustus Tradition in the Early Science Fiction Story" (August 1964-February 1965 Riverside ...

Schiff, Stuart David

(1946-    ) US army dentist and editor best known in sf/fantasy circles for editing Whispers (which see), a Semiprozine of some note that ran from 1973 to 1987 and spun off the Whispers Anthology series beginning with Whispers: An Anthology of Fantasy and Horror (anth 1977) [see Checklist below]. Schiff has also edited other anthologies such as the Mad Scientist-themed Mad Scientists (anth 1980). [DRL]

Star vs the Forces of Evil

US animated tv series (2015-2019). Disney Television Animation (see Disney on Television). Creator and executive producer: Daron Nefcy. Directors include Dominic Bisignano and Aaron Hammersley. Writers include Dominic Bisignano, Aaron Hammersley, Amy Higgins, John Davis Infantino and Daron Nefcy. Voice cast includes Esmé Bianco, Keith David, Abby Elliott, Grey Griffin, Michael C Hall, Adam McArthur, Eden Sher, Jeffrey Tambor and Alan Tudyk. 56 22-minute episodes to date (usually two ...

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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