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Gilbert, Zoe

(?   -    ) UK academic and author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Time Machine" in Luna Station Quarterly for December 2011. A sophisticated use of interacting modes within the enabling frame of Fantastika consistently marks her longer fiction. In her first novel, Folk (2018), an isolated Island houses a complex community whose interactions, as told through ...

Miyazaki Hayao

(1941-    ) Japanese artist, director and author, primarily known for the animated feature films that made him Japan's most lucrative and best-loved filmmaker from the 1980s to the 2010s. The scion of a well-to-do industrial family, Miyazaki graduated in Politics and Economics from the aristocratic Gakushūin University in 1963, going straight into work as an animator at the Tōei studio. There, he fast established a reputation for artistic ...

McKimmey, James, Jr

(1923-2011) US author who, after serving in World War Two, began publishing work of genre interest with "Tergiversation" in Lilith Lorraine's The Avalonian (only issue, 1952), publishing around twenty sf stories over the next fifteen years for journals including Galaxy, If and Planet Stories. Much of his work during his career, ...


Japanese animated tv series (1998). Original title Toraigan. Based on the Manga by Yasuhiro Nightow. Madhouse. Directed by Satoshi Nishimura. Written by Yōsuke Kuroda. Voice cast includes Tohru Furusawa, Sho Hayami, Aya Hisakawa, Masaya Onosaka, Hiromi Tsuru and Satsuki Yukino. 26 25-minute episodes. Colour. / With red trenchcoat, shaving-brush hair, Lennon glasses and the motto "Love and ...

Webb, A C

(1894-1985) US author and pathologist who began publishing sf with "The Double Lightning" for Amazing Detective Tales (see Scientific Detective Monthly) in June 1930 and "Underground Waters" for Science Wonder Quarterly (see Wonder Stories Quarterly), Winter 1930. He soon became inactive, only much later producing his short sf novel Farewell to the Bomb (1967 chap), a ...

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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