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Wonderful Galaxy of Oz, The

Japanese animated film (1996). Enoki Films, EZ Films. Directed by Yoshiaki Okumura and Sōji Yoshikawa. Written by Sōji Yoshikawa (and Glenn German). 80 minutes. Colour. / The Japanese animated Television series Space Oz no Bōken (1992-1993; vt The Adventures of Space Oz; vt The Galaxy Adventures of Oz), comprising 26 25-minute episodes, is based on the novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) by L Frank Baum. It was subsequently edited (mainly using episodes 1, 2, 24, 25 and ...

Wilder, W Lee

(1904-1982) European-born US film producer and director, elder brother of director Billy Wilder. His filmmaking career went in a very different direction from his brother's, directing low-budget crime dramas beginning with The Glass Alibi (1946) as well as a series of musical shorts. Of genre interest are his low-budget sf and Horror films Phantom from Space (1953), followed by Killers from Space (1954), and The Snow Creature (1954), all of which he produced and directed. All three were ...

Oliver, Owen

Pseudonym of UK civil servant and author Joshua Albert Flynn (1863-1933), active in various genres, publishing prolifically in magazines, always as by Owen Oliver, from before the end of the nineteenth century; his books, including at least two novels, were nonfantastic. During his lifetime, his work of genre interest was published solely in magazines, the first of these perhaps being "The Man Who Could Not Forget" (10 October 1902 The London Magazine); many later tales appeared in The Yellow ...

Dennis, Albert Nelson

(?   -?   ) US author of a Prehistoric SF novel with Lost Race implications, Anona of the Moundbuilders: A Story of Many Thousands of Years Ago (1920) with J Clarence Marple, set in Pre-Columbian North America, and giving an entirely imagined history of the Moundbuilder culture. The Moundbuilders, here known as the Ionenese, are an eight-foot tall, fair-skinned, deeply attractive race forced constantly to defend themselves – riding domesticated mastodons ...

Far Frontiers

US magazine in pocketbook format; it could also be regarded as an Original Anthology series. Quarterly, published by Baen Books, edited by Jerry Pournelle and James Baen and (uncredited) John F Carr; seven issues, from Far Frontiers (anth 1985) in January 1985 to Far Frontiers Vol VII (anth Winter 1986). At this point Baen revived (as solo editor) his very similar Destinies series of magazines/anthologies as New Destinies with #1 in Spring 1987 (see Destinies), and Far Frontiers came to an end. ...

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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