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Shadows House

Japanese animated tv series (2021). Based on the Manga by So-ma-to. CloverWorks. Directed by Kazuki Ōhashi. Written by Toshiya Ōno. Voice cast includes Takaya Hashi, Akari Kitō, Yū Sasahara and Shino Shimoji. Thirteen 24-minute episodes. Colour. / "Living Dolls" awake in the children's building of a large manorial estate, to be told they have been created as servants and companions to silhouette-like nobles ...

Garrison, Wendell Phillips

(1840-1907) US editor – he was co-founder of The Nation, and served as its literary editor from 1865 to 1906 – and author of The New Gulliver (1898), a sequel to Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels (1726; rev 1735), in which the Houyhnhnms are revisited, and Evolution discussed. Garrison was a popularizer of the works of Charles Darwin. [JC] see also: ...

McIntyre, Vonda N

(1948-2019) US author and geneticist, one of the earliest successful graduates of the Clarion Science Fiction Writers' Workshop, which she attended in 1970. She began to publish work of genre interest with "Breaking Point" for Venture in February 1970, and gained prominence with "Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand" (October 1973 Analog), which won a ...

Stabenow, Dana

(1952-    ) US author now best known for a nonfantastic private-investigator series, the Kate Shugak sequence set in the author's native Alaska. Her first fiction, however, was sf: the Star Svensdotter sequence comprising Second Star (1991), A Handful of Stars (1991) and Red Planet Run (1995), which describes the fraught Near Future expansion of Homo sapiens starwards, thwarted by ...

Wilson, Angus

(1913-1991) UK author who published some early supernatural horror, like "Totentanz" (May 1949 Horizon), assembled with other tales including "Raspberry Jam" in The Wrong Set (coll 1949), but who remains best known for satirical non-fantastic anatomies of modern middle-class England like Anglo-Saxon Attitudes (1956) and The Middle Age of Mrs Eliot (1958). His one sf tale, The Old Men at the Zoo (1961), applies techniques typical of ...

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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