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Mattotti, Lorenzo

(1954-    ) Italian Comic-strip artist whose work combines Futurist and Vorticist forms with Expressionist colour. Born in Brescia, he studied architecture before turning to comics in the late 1970s, with José Munoz (1942-    ) as his mentor. With other like-minded young artists, he formed the Valvoline group to "explore the frontiers of progressive fumetti [comic strips]". His first success came with Il Signor Spartaco ["Mr Spartaco"] (graph ...

Young Adult

[[Entry to follow]] Awards specifically for Young Adult fiction at book length include one category of the Locus Award, first presented for 1973 work; the Andre Norton Award (see Nebula), named for Andrew Norton and first presented for 2005 work; and the Lodestar Award associated with the Hugos (though not technically a Hugo), first presented for 2017 work. /

Green Eggs and Ham

US animated online tv series (2019). Netflix. Distantly based on the book by Dr Seuss. Created by Jared Stern. Directed by Lawrence Gong and Piero Piluso. Written by Vanessa McGee, Mark Rizzo, Jared Stern and John Whittington. Voice cast includes Dee Bradley Baker, Jillian Bell, Adam DeVine, Michael Douglas, Ilana Glazer, Eddie Izzard, Keegan-Michael Key, Diane Keaton and Jeffrey Wright. Thirteen 26-minute episodes. Colour. / Owing to a mix-up involving suitcases, dour failed inventor ...

Mills, C J

(1944-    ) US author known only for her Winter World sequence of Planetary Romances – beginning with Winter World (1988) and ending with Winter World #5: Zjhanne's Book (1992) – featuring various adventures on a strife-beset frozen world; marital conflicts are focused upon. [JC]

Wilkinson, Kerry

(1980-    ) UK author, whose work is almost exclusively nonfantastic, including the long Jessica Daniel crime novel sequence [not listed in Checklist below]. He is of sf interest primarily for the Young Adult Dystopian Silver Blackthorn series beginning with Reckoning (2014), set in an indefinably Near Future Britain delineated in terms that allow a fantasy reading of the whole, though at the same time hints of an underlining sf mechanism (see Medieval Futurism) give the ...

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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