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Yoneda Hitoshi

(1955-    ) Japanese artist and illustrator, a drop-out from the Kyoto City University of the Arts who soon found a career in sf Fantasy and game Illustration, in which he gained renown in particular for his images of dragons (see Supernatural Creatures). Notable covers include several works by Yoshiki Tanaka, ...


Film (1968). Selmur and Robertson Associates. Directed by Ralph Nelson. Written by Stirling Silliphant, based on Flowers for Algernon (April 1959 F&SF; exp 1966) by Daniel Keyes. Cast includes Claire Bloom, Cliff Robertson, Lilia Skala and Dick van Patten. 106 minutes. Colour. / The first screen adaptation of Flowers for Algernon was The Two Worlds of Charlie Gordon (1961), a ...


Russian documentary film (1965; vt The Moon). Leningrad Popular Science Film Studio. Directed by Pavel Klushantsev. Written by an unidentified author. Cast comprises unidentified actors. 51 minutes. Colour. / This documentary begins with numerous scenes of the lunar surface, accompanied by narration suggesting some discussion of the volcanic origins of lunar features; there follow several lectures, apparently also focused on the nature of the Moon, ...

Vaquerizo, Eduardo

(1967-    ) Spanish author, considered one of the best Spanish science fiction writers. He published nine sf and fantasy novels, three collections and about eighty short stories and novellas. He contributed to important anthologies, such as Antología de la ciencia ficción española 1982-2002 ["Anthology of Spanish Science Fiction 1982-2002"] (anth 2003) edited by Julián Díez, ...

Goss, James

(1974-    ) UK author, playwright and producer whose first work of genre interest was a stage adaptation with Arvind Ethan David of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (1987) by Douglas Adams, as Dirk (first performed 1995; 2016). He has long been associated with the Doctor Who franchise, initially as the content producer in charge of the BBC's official show website from 2000 ...

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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