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Super Detective Library

UK Comic (1953-1961). The Amalgamated Press, Ltd. 188 issues. Title changed to Super Detective Picture Library from #155 (1959). Artists include Arnold Beauvais, Bill Lacey, Oliver Passingham and Ron Turner. Writers include Conrad Frost, Bob Keston and Harry Harrison. Cover in colour, strips in black and white. / About 30% of ...

Mobile Suit Gundam

Japanese animated tv series (1979-1980). Original title Kidō Senshi Gandamu. Nippon Sunrise. Directed and written by Yoshiyuki Tomino. Voice cast includes Toru Furuya, Shūichi Ikeda, You Inoue and Hirotaka Suzuoki. 43 25-minute episodes. Colour. / By 2179 (or year 0079 of the Universal Century) most of humanity lives in gigantic orbiting Space Habitats positioned at ...

Holocaust

1. A blanket item of Terminology used in this encyclopedia for the fictionally popular variety of catastrophe which is directly caused by human or occasionally Alien action, intentional or otherwise. Natural calamities are dealt with under Disaster, as are cases where a technically human-instigated cataclysm has effects similar to a natural one. For example, human interference with the ...

Fanac

US Fanzine, edited by from Berkeley by Terry Carr and Ron Ellik (issues #1-#65, February 1958-September 1960); Terry and Miriam Carr (#66-#71, November 1960-January 1961); and subsequently by Walter Breen (#72-#100, April 1961-February 1964). US quarto format, mimeographed; initially weekly, but for the most part fortnightly from July 1958; irregular from Spring 1962. 100 issues (but see below). / ...

Collier, Michael

(?   -    ) UK author of two unremarkable Doctor Who Ties, each referring to the Eighth Doctor: Doctor Who: Longest Day (1998) and Doctor Who: The Taint (1999). [JC]

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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