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Rucka, Greg

(1969-    ) US author who may be best known for his nonfantastic Atticus Kodiak sequence (not listed below), and in his work of genre interest has concentrated on Ties: to the DC Comics universe, with Batman ties beginning with Batman: No Man's Land (1999) and one to Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman: Down to Earth (graph 2004); and ...


Romanian sf is almost a century and a half old. 1873 marked the appearance of the novelette "Finis Rumaniae" ["The End of Romania"] (1873 Viitorul) by the obscure author Al. N Dariu; two years later came a future Utopia, Spiritele anului 3000 ["Spirits of the Year 3000"] (1875 Revista "Junimei") by Demetriu G Ionnescu (the form of his name used by the statesman Take Ionescu [1858-1922]). The earliest sf writer proper in Romania was Victor Anestin ...

Amazing Spider-Man, The

1. US tv series (1977-1979). Charles Fries Productions for CBS-TV. Character created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko for Marvel Comics, debuting in Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962) and appearing in his own title The Amazing Spider-Man from March 1963. Produced by Robert Jones, Lionel E Siegel, Edward Montagne. Directors included Cliff Bole, Michael Caffey, Don MacDougall. ...


US tv miniseries (2002). Created and written by Leslie Bohem. Producers include Steven Spielberg, James Lima, and Julie Herlocker. Directors include Breck Eisner, John Fawcett, and Tobe Hooper. Cast includes Joel Gretsch as Owen Crawford, Steve Burton as Russell Keys, Catherine Dent as Sally Clarke, Eric Close as John, Andy Powers as Eric Crawford, Ryan Hurst as Tom Clarke, Anton Yelchin as Jacob Clarke, Desmond Harrington as Jesse Keys, Heather ...


Russian documentary film (1965; vt The Moon). Leningrad Popular Science Film Studio. Directed by Pavel Klushantsev. Written by an unidentified author. Cast comprises unidentified actors. 51 minutes. Colour. / This documentary begins with numerous scenes of the lunar surface, accompanied by narration suggesting some discussion of the volcanic origins of lunar features; there follow several lectures, apparently also focused on the nature of the Moon, ...

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. ...

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