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Brown, Eric

(1960-2023) UK author who began publishing sf – after a children's play, Noel's Ark (1982 chap) – with "Krash-Bangg Joe and the Pineal-Zen Equation" for Interzone in Autumn 1987; like several further tales assembled in The Time-Lapsed Man and Other Stories (coll 1990), it is set in a future world dominated by the effects of bio-engineering and dense with information. This marriage of Cordwainer ...

Exploring Tomorrow

Radio series (1957-1958). The Mutual Broadcasting System/CBS Radio Network/Armed Forces Radio Network. Produced and directed by Sandford Marshall. Staff writers included John Fleming and Peter Irving. Host/Narrator: John W Campbell Jr. Announcers: Bill Mahr, Guy Wallace. The exact number of episodes is uncertain, though it is believed that 104 broadcasts were made. Episodes were 20-25 minutes in length. 24 episodes are ...

Dream Hunter REM

Japanese Original Video Animation (OVA) (1985-1992; vt New Dream Hunter Rem). Original title Dorīmu Hantā Remu. Sai Enterprise, Zain. Directed by Seiji Okuda. Written by Seiji Okuda, Hiroki You and Yō Yūki. Voice cast includes Show Hayami, Shūichi Ikeda, Naoko Matsui and Tamio Ōki. Six short films of 21-58 minutes. Colour. / Teenager Ayanokouji Rem (Matsui), alias Dream Hunter Rem, is a private detective fighting ...

Martinière, Stephan

(1962-    ) French artist, later a resident of America. After some brief training in animation, he went to work for DIC Entertainment in the mid-1980s, temporarily requiring him to move to Japan, and he was soon contributing to a number of animated series, including Inspector Gadget (1983-1986), Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors (1985), MASK (1985), The Real Ghost Busters (1986-1991), and Madeline ...

Coyle, Harold W

(1952-    ) US author who has specialized in Technothrillers hovering at the edge of the Near Future; they include Team Yankee: A Novel of World War III (1987) which – as a Sequel by Another Hand to Sir John Hackett's Third World War novels of the early 1980s – is of interest for the ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. ...

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