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Meier, Paul

(1945-    ) US psychiatrist, "father of the Christian Psychology movement", and author whose novels – the Millennium sequence including The Third Millennium (1993); plus The Fourth Millennium (1996) and Beyond the Millennium (2008), both with Robert L Wise – mix fantasy and sf together, or rather re-interpret sf tropes in Christian terms, so that although the Apocalypse and the ...

Campbell, Alice

(1887-1955) US-born author, in Europe from early adulthood and in the UK from around 1919, active as a writer until 1950; most of her works are detective fictions, though her first, Juggernaut (1928), filmed as Juggernaut (1936) directed Henry Edwards and starring Boris Karloff, has some sf interest: Karloff plays a Scientist driven to murder in order to complete his ...

Phoenix: Space Chapter, The

Japanese Original Video Animation (OVA) (1987; original title Hi no tori: Uchū-hen). Madhouse, Tezuka Productions. Based on the Manga by Osamu Tezuka. Directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri. Written by Hideo Takayashiki and Tomoko Konparu. Voice cast includes Tesshō Genda, Masako Ikeda, Akira Kamiya, Keiko Toda and Mori Katsuyuki Yuu. 48 minutes. Colour. / In 2557 ...


Letter-size black-and-white Comics format magazine printed on newsprint-quality paper. Publisher: Warren Publishing. Character created by Forrest J Ackerman; costume designed by artist Trina Robbins. Editors included Bill Parente, Archie Goodwin, Billy Graham and Louise Jones. Artists included Tom Sutton, Pablo Marcos, John Lakey and José González (primary artist from #9 ...

Wang Lixiong

(1953-    ) Chinese political activist and author, whose sole genre novel to date was banned in the People's Republic but widely read among overseas Chinese. The son of a screenwriter and the vice-president of an automobile factory, Wang was exiled to the Chinese countryside from 1969-1973 for "re-education" during the Cultural Revolution. His father committed suicide in 1968. Rehabilitated as a model worker and permitted to attend the Jilin ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos ...

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