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Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?

US animated tv series (1994-1999). DIC Enterprises. Directed by Joe Barruso, Stan Phillips and Michael Maliani. Writers include Perry Adleman, Doug Molitor, Sean Roche and Melanie Williams. Voice cast includes Rodger Bumpass, Jennifer Hale, Scott Menville and Rita Moreno. 40 21-minute episodes. Colour. / The first of two animated series based on the computer game Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (1985) and its sequels. Not to be confused with one of the franchise's television game ...

Leinster, Murray

Pseudonym – pronounced "Lenster" as in the Irish province of Leinster – under which US author William Fitzgerald Jenkins (1896-1975) was best known in the sf field, and under which he wrote almost all his work in the genre; the exceptions were a few novels as Jenkins [see below] and some stories in magazines, mainly those in the Bud Gregory series as by William Fitzgerald, plus a small number as by Will Jenkins or Will F Jenkins. Leinster began publishing fiction in 1916, and was ...

Burrage, A Harcourt

(1899-1951) UK author, one of several writers in the Burrage family: his father was Edwin Harcourt Burrage (1839-1916), the brother of Alfred Sherrington Burrage (1843-1906), whose son was Alfred McLelland Burrage (1889-1956) [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below], best known of the clan. Though less prolific than his relatives, Burrage wrote several volumes of children's fiction, those of sf interest including The Secret Voyage: A Sea-Adventure Story for Boys (1937), in which an ...

Iria: Zeiram the Animation

Japanese Original Video Animation (OVA) (1994). Ashi Productions. Directed by Tetsurō Amino. Written by Tetsurō Amino, Naruhisa Arakawa and Hajime Matsumoto. Voice cast includes Aya Hisakawa, Yuzuru Fujimoto, Masaru Ikeda and Jūrōta Kosugi. Six 30-minute episodes. Colour. / Bounty hunters Glenn (Kosugi) and Bob (Ikeda) of Ghomvak Security – accompanied by Glenn's rookie sister, Iria (Hisakawa) – are hired by Teddan Tipedai, a company that owns a hijacked ...

Mollmann, Steve

(1985-    ) US author to date exclusively associated with the Star Trek universe as an author of Ties, beginning with "The Future Begins" with Michael Schuster in What's Past (anth 2006) edited by its various contributors; his first full novel, Star Trek: A Choice of Catastrophes (2010) with Michael Schuster, edges into Dystopian sf. [JC]

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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