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Moroz, Anne

(1953-    ) US author of a Near Future sf novel, No Safe Place (1986), whose protagonist alone survives after the death or incurable insanity of all her colleagues on a Spaceship during an encounter with Alien artefacts; on her return to Earth, she is scapegoated by the corporation that owns the ship, and sent back to unravel, for profit, the mystery of the artefacts. [JC]

Harley Quinn

US animated tv series (2019-current). DC Universe. Based on the character created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm. Developed by Justin Halpern, Dean Lorey and Patrick Schumacker. Directors include Cecilia Aranovich, Ben Jones and Juan Jose Meza-Leon. Writers include Jess Dweck, Justin Halpern, Dean Lorey and Patrick Schumacker. Voice cast includes Diedrich Bader, Lake Bell, Kaley Cuoco, Ron Funches, Tony Hale, Matt Oberg, Jim Rash, Alan Tudyk. 26 23-minute episodes. Colour. / After allowing ...

Evans, Bill

Working name of US chemist and author William Harrington Evans (1921-1985) for his sf studies and involvement in fandom, which began with bibliographical and other work in the 1940s and 1950s, most notably in The Fanzine Index, a journal he published with Bob Pavlat (1926-1983) through 1952. The Fanzine Index catalogued Fanzines and was later assembled into a single volume, Fanzine Index: Listing Most Fanzines from the Beginning through 1952, including Titles, Editors' Names, and Data on Each ...

4000 AD

Board Game (1972). Waddington's House of Games. / 4000 A.D. is an early sf Board Game which shares much with later Wargames such as Starforce: Alpha Centauri (1974), notable both for its strategic depth and its use of a detailed science-fictional rationale. The game is set during a war in the eponymous year, between human colonies connected by a unique method of Faster Than Light travel which entirely determines the nature of the gameplay. Fleets of starships enter a Hyperspace "warp" which ...

They Were Eleven

Japanese animated film (1986; original title Jūichinin Iru!; vt We Were Eleven). Magic Bus. Based on the Manga by Moto Hagio. Directed by Satoshi Dezaki and Tsuneo Tominaga. Written by Toshiaki Imaizumi and Kazumi Koide. Voice cast includes Akira Kamiya and Michiko Kawai. 91 minutes. Colour. / Over several centuries humanity has achieved Colonization of Other Worlds and met Alien civilizations. Though there were periods of war, a lasting peace was eventually established and, 120 years ...

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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