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Meet the Robinsons

Animated film (2007). Walt Disney Animation Studios (see The Walt Disney Company). Directed by Steve Anderson. Written by Jon Bernstein, Michelle Spitz and Don Hall & Nathan Greno, Aurian Redson, Joe Mateo and Anderson. Cast includes Jordan Fry and Wesley Singerman. 91 minutes. Colour. / Lewis (Fry) is a twelve-year-old orphan whose catastrophic Inventions scare off prospective adoptive parents, leading to knockabout comedy in which the hapless young inventor ultimately triumphs over ...

Vaughn, Carrie

(1973-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Girl with the Pre-Raphaelite Hair" in Talebones for Fall 1999; it was assembled in Amaryllis and Other Stories (coll 2016). This collection, plus her first, Straying from the Path (coll 2011), both contain material ranging widely through the remit of contemporary Fantastika, the second including stories like The Best We Can (first appeared July 2013 Tor.com; 2013 ebook), about a thwarted First ...

Womb

Film (2010; vt Clone). Razor Film presents in association with Arte France Cinéma and ZDF in cooperation with Arte, ASAP Films, Boje Buck Production and Inforg Studio a film supported by the Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Filmförderungsanstalt, Eurimages, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein and Media i2i Audiovisual, with development supported by the Media Programme of the European Community, ...

Dorea, Gumercindo Rocha

(1924-2021) Brazilian publisher regarded as the most important in the history of Brazilian sf, Gumercindo Rocha Dorea was born in Ilhéus, the town in the State of Bahia made famous by Jorge Amado's novels. Dorea was mainly responsible for the First Wave of Brazilian Science Fiction (1958-1972). / Dorea founded Edições GRD (today, GRD Edições) in 1956, and launched his coleção (a numbered book line) Ficção Científica GRD ...

Fascinating Tales

Zimbabwean Fanzine, edited from Harare by Howard Dean, roughly quarterly, published between 1994 and 1997 with ten issues produced in total. The focus of Fascinating Tales was genre fiction, including sf, Fantasy, supernatural and Horror tales, written by local authors. Of 55 stories published, 48 were by Zimbabwean writers. It also occasionally published reviews and Comics. Though short-lived, Fascinating Tales was a unique publication of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa (excepting South ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...



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