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UK Fanzine edited by Peter Weston from Birmingham 1963-1973. 33 issues; mostly duplicated; UK quarto paper. / The first six issues, October 1963 to September 1964, were titled Zenith; the next seven, December 1964 to July 1966, carried the transitional title Zenith-Speculation; thereafter, from #14 in October 1966, it was simply Speculation. Averaging 60pp in its final incarnation, Speculation was for many years consistently the UK's best amateur magazine of comment and criticism. Regular ...


US animated online tv series (2021-current). Warner Bros. Animation. Based on characters created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Developed by C H Greenblatt. Directors include Aaron Austin, Hannah Ayoubi and Careen Ingle. Writers include C. H. Greenblatt, Ian Mutchler and Ian Wasseluk. Voice cast includes Jeff Bergman, Jim Conroy, C H Greenblatt and Grace Helbig. Season one: ten 22-minute episodes (each with two segments); season two, nineteen eleven-minute episodes; there were also seven ...

Automat Na Přání

Czech/French film (1967; vt Les chevaliers des rêves; vt The Wishing Machine, 1971 US). Krátký film Praha / Filmové studio Gottwaldov / Société Générale de Production Paris. Directed by Josef Pinkava. Written by Josef Pinkava. Cast includes Rudolf Deyl, Josef Hlinomaz, Miroslav Holub, Vít Weingartner and Milan Zeman. 83 minutes, cut for its 1971 American release to 78 minutes. Colour. / After skipping school to spend the day at a ...

Enstrom, Robert

(1946-    ) US industrial chemist and author whose first novel, Encounter Program (1977), attempts to deal with a late-century sf problem – how to cope with Aliens when we encounter them – in an idiom derived from Space Operas published 50 years earlier, when the problem was easier to solve. Beta Colony (1980), in which a colony planet attempts to re-colonize Ruined Earth, is moderately less stiff in its depiction of the savagely degraded culture that has ...

Rainbolt, Dusty

(?   -    ) US author who specializes in nonfiction about cats; her sf novel, All the Marbles (2003), features a cat as deuteragonist (it is seemingly not a super-cat) in a Space Opera careening, in self-consciously Screwball Comedy fashion, after a McGuffin. Death Under the Crescent Moon (2013) is fantasy. [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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