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Wodehouse, P G

(1881-1975) UK author, mostly in the USA from long before World War Two, never again in England after his scurrilous treatment during that war; active from 1900; known mainly for his non-fantastic novels and story collections – all of them comic after about 1909 – which were published in a highly prolific, almost unbroken stream from The Pothunters (1902), a school story for boys, to the end of his life. The Swoop! or How Clarence Saved England: A Tale of the Great Invasion (1909) ...

Karpyshyn, Drew

(1971-    ) Canadian Games designer, including work for Wizards of the Coast, and scenario and dialogue for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, a Role Playing Game set very early in the Star Wars universe, later writing two connected Ties: Star Wars: Darth Bane: Path of Destruction: A Novel of the Old Republic (2006) and Star Wars: Darth Bane: Rule of Two: A Novel of the Old Republic (2007). His Ties for Forgotten Realms are fantasy. / Of sf interest are two novels ...

Battlestar Galactica

1. US television series (1978-1979). Universal Television/ABC-TV. Created by Glen A Larson, also executive producer. Producers included John Dykstra and Don Bellisario; main writers Larson and Bellisario; directors included Christian Nyby II and Dan Haller. One season only, beginning with a 150-minute pilot, followed by 19 50-minute episodes, including three two-episode stories, plus one 100-minute episode. Colour. / Perhaps the least likeable of all tv sf in its ineptness, its cynicism, ...

Caine, William

(1873-1923) UK author, almost invariably of spoofish light fiction and plays. Of greatest sf interest is The Confectioners (1906) with John Fairbairn, set in a UK transformed by the near-future Invention of a substance capable of taking any shape and function, and by the unrest this substance causes when an unscrupulous industrial magnate tries to corner its use. The narrative is conveyed with lame wit and nonsense – Caine is a poor third behind G K Chesterton and Hilaire Belloc in the ...

Bravest Warriors

US animated online/tv series (2009; 2012-current). Nicktoons (pilot); Cartoon Hangover via YouTube (season 1 and 2); Cartoon Hangover Select/VRV (from season 3). Created by Pendleton Ward (creator of Adventure Time). Executive producers include Breehn Burns, Will McRobb, Fred Seibert and Chris Viscardi. Directors include Breehn Burns, Tom King and Adrian Thatcher. Writers include Breehn Burns. Voice cast includes Graeme Jokic, Ian Jones-Quartey, Sam Lavagnino, Liliana Mumy, John Omohundro, Tara ...

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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