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Japanese animated tv series (2018). Trigger. Directed by Akira Amemiya. Written by Keiichi Hasegawa. Voice cast includes Yuya Hirose, Tetsu Inada, Hikaru Midorikawa, Yume Miyamoto, Soma Saito, Karin Takahashi and Reina Ueda. Twelve broadcast 24-minute episodes. Colour. / SSSS.Gridman is based on the Japanese tv series Gridman the Hyper Agent (1993-1994), created by Tsuburaya Productions, and the related US tv series Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad (1994-1995). Both were in the tradition of ...

Nelson, Kathleen H

(?   -    ) US author of The Human Thing (1999), a Space Opera in which a female Starship pilot is transformed after an accident into a Cyborg with Amnesia, and must recover her past to save herself in an interstellar conflict. [JC]

Michaud, A C

(1876-1975) US author of Our Coming World (1951), a Utopia set on a Mars whose long-lived inhabitants, benefiting from a healthy socialist regime much in contrast with the terrible state of post-World War Two Earth, kidnap the crew of a B-29 bomber and teach them things it is good to know. [JC]

Brackett, Leigh

(1915-1978) US scriptwriter and author, for most of her career deeply involved in the writing of fantasy and sf, for which she perhaps remains best known, though her detective novels and her 16 film and television scenarios have been justly praised. Her film work includes screenplays for The Vampire's Ghost (1945) and The Long Goodbye (1973); and for Howard Hawks's The Big Sleep (1946) and Rio Bravo (1958), novelizing her own script as Rio Bravo (1959). Hawks had been impressed by her first ...

Betchov, Robert

(1919-1996) American academic and author, whose The Year of the Spiatnik: A Novel (1975) describes Future War and its guardedly hopeful outcome. [JC]

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...

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