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Canadian-Japanese animated tv series (1999; vt Cyber Six). TMS Entertainment. Based on the Comic strip by Carlos Meglia and Carlos Trillo. Directors include Keiichiro Furuya, Keiko Oyamada and Nobuo Tomizawa. Writers include Andrew D Hammell, Terry Klassen, Koji Takeuchi, Judy Valyi and Barry Whittaker. Voice cast includes Michael Dobson, Alex Doduk, Tesshō Genda, Takanobu Hozumi, Terry Klassen, Nahomi Matsushima, Tomoko Nakajima and Cathy Weseluck. Thirteen 24-minute episodes. Colour. / ...

Tennant, Emma

(1937-2017) UK editor and author whose first acknowledged novel – her actual first, The Colour of Rain (1964) as by Catherine Aydy, was not sf – is The Time of the Crack (short version as "The Crack" in New Worlds 5, anth 1973, ed Michael Moorcock; exp 1973; vt The Crack 1978), an sf novel about an inexplicable faultline – described in terms that imply a gamut of meanings, from Sex to apocalypse – that opens through the heart of London, told at least in part as a Parody ...

Ross, Deborah J

(1947-    ) US author who also writes as by Deborah Wheeler, the name she used for her first publication of genre interest, "Imperatrix" in Sword and Sorceress (anth 1984) edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley. For the first decades of her career, she tended to use her own name for Planetary Romances in the Darkover universe, primarily the Darkover: Clingfire sequence beginning with The Fall of Neskaya (2001) "with" Marion Zimmer Bradley; these titles seem likely to have comprised ...

Temporal Adventuress

A figure of late twentieth-century Fantastika, where she stands out against the male-dominated storylines that dominated adventure fiction in general, and tales of the fantastic in particular; more recently, women adventurers tend to appear without arousing special attention. The roots of the Adventuress can be traced back to the nineteenth century, where precursors can be detected in characters like H Rider Haggard's She, who travels through Time by means of Reincarnation/Immortality rather ...

Sidney, A

(?   -?   ) UK author of Destination Unknown (1928), a Lost Race tale set in Africa. [JC]

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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