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Wiltshire, David

(1935-    ) UK author of several novels for Robert Hale Limited including three Genre SF tales under his own name, beginning with The Homosaur (1978), and one as by John Bedford, The Titron Madness (1984). A BBC Television serial adaptation of his Horror in SF tale Child of Vodyanoi (1978; vt The Nightmare Man 1981) – featuring multiple killings on a Scottish Island by an apparent Alien from a UFO, actually its deranged Russian quasi-Cyborg pilot – was broadcast ...

MacGregor, Loren J

(1950-    ) US author who began publishing sf with his first novel, The Net (1987), a Galaxy-spanning sf adventure involving some unremarkable capers and a play-feud between two spacefaring merchant families. It is redeemed by the thought MacGregor gives to the implications of body-change Technology (the book reminded many readers of John Varley) and by his inventive use of the Net itself, which creates a sensory field as well as conveying information in space (see ...


Japanese animated tv series (2011; vt Nichijou: My Ordinary Life). Based on the Manga by Keiichi Arawi. Kyoto Animation. Directed by Tatsuya Ishihara, Written by Jukki Hanada. Voice cast includes Mai Aizawa, Shizuka Furuya, Mariko Honda, Chika Horikawa, Yoshihisa Kawahara, Hiromi Konno, Kaoru Mizuhara, Minoru Shiraishi and Misuzu Togashi. 26 25-minute episodes and one OVA. Colour. / Attending Tokisadame High School are the academically challenged but cheerful Yūko Aioi (Honda); ...


US Fanzine (1950-1969) edited by F M Busby, Elinor Busby, Wally Weber and others for the Nameless Ones, a Seattle sf fan group; initially titled Cry of the Nameless but shortened in the mid-1950s. US quarto format, mimeographed. 185 issues, plus a single revival issue in 1989. A local fortnightly, later monthly, journal, Cry's regularity eventually brought it widespread recognition as an entertaining and dependable fanzine, mainly concerned with Fandom. Contributors included Ted White, Terry ...

Streib, Daniel T

(1928-1996) US journalist and author, who also wrote as by F Faragut Jones, Jonathan Schofield and Lee Davis Willoughby; much of his work was for children. His first novel, Operation: Countdown (1970) with Robert Page Jones, is a Near Future tale involving sabotage in near space; his Counter Force sequence beginning with Counter Force (1983) comprises a set of Technothriller tales with a strong emphasis on action. This series should not be confused with the Young Adult Counter Force sf books by ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...

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