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Chabon, Michael

(1963-    ) US author whose stories and novels frequently invoke and inhabit the fantastic, though most often the sophisticated and fluent Equipoise of his telling of these varied tales prohibits any pigeonholing definition of most of the stories assembled in A Model World and Other Stories (coll 1991) or Werewolves in Their Youth (coll 1999) as Fantasy or supernatural Horror or sf, or aspiring to the aesthetic jostle of Fantastika at the hands of a Mainstream Writer of SF: ...

Boy with Green Hair, The

Film (1948). RKO. Directed by Joseph Losey. Executive producer Dory Schary. Producer Stephen Ames. Written by Ben Barzman and Alfred Lewis Levitt. Cast includes Barbara Hale, Pat O'Brien, Robert Ryan and Dean Stockwell. 82 minutes. Colour. / Allegorical and thoughtful anti-War film about a young war orphan whose hair unexplainedly turns bright green. He is made the object of ridicule by other children and a scapegoat by some of the adult community. The ghosts (see Supernatural Creatures) of ...

Boogiepop and Others

Japanese animated tv series (2019). Original title Boogiepop wa Warawanai. Based on the Light Novels by Kouhei Kadono. Madhouse. Directed by Shingo Natsume. Written by Tomohiro Suzuki. Voice cast includes Junya Enoki, Kana Hanazawa, Michiko Kaiden, Sayaka Kinoshita, Atsushi Miyauchi, Kouki Miyata, Saori Ōnishi, Ayana Taketatsu and Aoi Yūki. Eighteen 24-minute episodes. Colour. / This is an anthology of four linked stories from the light novels. The central characters are: ...

Gregory, Owen

Pseudonym of the unidentified UK author (?   -?   ) of Meccania, the Super State (1918), a Dystopia in the mode of the Scientific Romance which describes a mechanical, rigidly class-ridden society – "Enlightenment" totalitarianism taken to its logical extreme – as recorded by Ming Yuen-hway, a Chinese visitor in 1970, about a century after its founding. Though never so stated in the text, Meccania is clearly analogous to Germany; the original dustjacket ...

Senior, W A

(1953-    ) US academic, administratively involved with the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts for many years, serving as President 1994-1998 and between 2002 and 2004; also involved as an organizer of the Association's annual conference, the International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts. As a critic, he is best known for Stephen R. Donaldson's Chronicles of Thomas Covenant: Variations on the Fantasy Tradition (1995), which focuses on Stephen R ...

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 and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...

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