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Princess Mononoke

Japanese animated film (1997). Original title Mononoke Hime. Studio Ghibli. Directed and written by Hayao Miyazaki. Voice cast includes Yuriko Ishida, Yōji Matsuda, Akihiro Miwa, Sumi Shimamoto and Yūko Tanaka. 134 minutes. Colour. / In fifteenth- or sixteenth-century Japan, Prince Ashitaka (Matsuda) kills the maddened boar god (see Gods and Demons) attacking his village. During the fight his arm is poisoned: it now has increased strength but, untreated, will eventually kill him. ...

Older, Daniel José

(?   -    ) US EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) and author whose works are usually fantasy interfused with topoi from the fertile imaginary of Magic Realism, as directed to Young Adult readers. He began to publish work of genre interest with "The Crate" in Crossed Genres for June 2010, gaining considerable notice for his first series, the Shadowshaper Cypher sequence beginning with Shadowshaper (2016), set in a New York oppressed by Zombies but defended by ...

Snow Creature, The

US film (1954). Planet Filmways, Inc/United Artists. Produced and directed by W Lee Wilder. Written by Myles Wilder from his original story. Special effects by Lee Zavitz. Cast includes Rudolph Anders, Leslie Denison, Darlene Fields, Paul Langton, Rollin Moriyama, William Phipps (credited as Bill Phipps) and Teru Shimada. 71 minutes cut to 69 minutes. Black and white. / A botanical expedition in the Himalayan Mountains is commandeered by its lead Sherpa guide Subra (Shimada) after his wife ...

Fabian, Stephen E

(1930-    ) American artist, sometimes credited as Steve Fabian or simply Fabian. The self-trained Fabian first worked as an electronic engineer, but he began contributing art to fanzines in the late 1960s and became a full-time professional in 1973. He did a number of covers and interior art for SF Magazines, mostly Amazing, Fantastic, and Galaxy, as well as occasional book covers for Avon Books and several Small Presses such as Donald M Grant, Byron Preiss and ...

Klainer, Albert S

(1935-    ) US author of two sf novels in collaboration with his wife Jo-Ann Klainer, The Eleventh Plague (1973; typographical vt The 11th Plague 1976 as Albert S Klainer and Jo-Ann Klainer) as by L T Peters (see Pandemic), and The Judas Gene (1980) with Jo-Ann Klainer. Both mix Horror in SF and Genetic Engineering. [JC]

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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