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Schuck, F H P

(1916-2003) Trinidad-born US author and meteorologist whose sf novel is The Phantom Caravan (1964). [JC/DRL]

Haibane Renmei

Japanese animated tv series (2002). Radix. Based on the Manga by Yoshitoshi Abe. Directed by Tomokazu Tokoro. Written by Yoshitoshi Abe. Voice cast includes Ryō Hirohashi, Junko Noda, Tamio Ōki and Akiko Yajima. 13 25-minute episodes. Colour. / A girl dreams of falling whilst a crow tries to prevent her descent. Meanwhile, cigarette-smoking Reki (Noda), wearing a halo and small pair of wings, discovers a giant cocoon in a storeroom. Eventually it hatches, releasing the dreamer. ...

Call of Cthulhu

Role Playing Game (1981). Chaosium. Designed by Sandy Petersen. / Call of Cthulhu is an authorized interpretation of H P Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos in the role playing medium. The core game, set in the 1920s, effectively reflects the central concerns of the Mythos stories, with some variations. Lovecraft's work typically confronts a lone protagonist with inhuman horror, while the requirements of a Role Playing Game mean that in Chaosium's version a team of investigators will normally be ...

Hardingham, Edward

(1842-1929) UK poet and author known mainly for Hugh Leventhorpe (1906), a Lost Race romance featuring survivals of the Mayan civilization. [JC]

Ségur, Nicolas

Pseudonym of Greek journalist and author Nikólaos Episkopópoulos (1874-1944), in France from 1902, having already published in various Greek journals in the 1890s under his own name; his French publications were always as by Ségur. Long association with Anatole France resulted in several nonfiction studies and memoirs [not listed below]. Two of his works of sf interest, both of them reflecting a sense of the Decadence of the West after World War One, have been assembled as ...

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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