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Sailor Moon

1. Sailor Moon. Japanese animated tv series (1992-1993). Original title Bishōjo Senshi Sērā Mūn. Based on the Manga by Naoko Takeuchi. Toei Animation. Directed by Junichi Sato. Written by Sukehiro Tomita. Voice cast includes Mika Doi, Rika Fukami, Keiko Han, Aya Hisakawa, Chiyoko Kawashima, Kotono Mitsuishi, Emi Shinohara, Michie Tomizawa and Noriko Uehara. 46 24-minute episodes. Colour. / Fourteen-year-old Usagi Tsukino (Mitsuishi) is a shallow, self-absorbed crybaby ...

Pon, Cindy

(?   -    ) Taiwan-born painter and author, in USA from 1980, most of whose work has been Young Adult fantasy, as are her first series, the Silver Phoenix sequence beginning with Silver Phoenix (2009), and the Kingdom of Xia 2 sequence beginning with Serpentine (2015), which is set in ancient China. She is of sf interest for her third series, the Want sequence beginning with Want (2017), a Young Adult narrative set in a Near Future Taipei plagued by Pollution ...

Amosov, N

(1913-2002) Russian surgeon – a pioneer of open-heart surgery in the Soviet Union – and author. In his sf novel Zapiski iz budushchego (1965 Nauka i Zhizn; 1967; trans George St George as Notes from the Future 1970 US as by N Amosoff) a frozen sleeper awakens to 1991 (see Sleeper Awakes), where he is cured of leukaemia and reflects somewhat heavily upon the nature of the world of 1991 he has come into, where Immortality has become a possibility. [JC] see also: Cryonics. /

Fowler, Christopher

(1953-    ) UK advertising copywriter, film marketer (through his firm The Creative Partnership) and author, mostly of horror tales and thrillers, also using the pseudonym L K Fox. He began to publish work of genre interest with the stories assembled in his first work of fiction, City Jitters (coll 1986): several of these tales are focused on London, where much of his work has been set, including his first novel, Roofworld (1988), which initiates the loose London Quartet ...

Wasei King Kong

["Japanese King Kong"] Japanese film (1933). Shōchiku. Directed by Torajirō Saitō. Written by Akira Fushimi. Cast includes Hiroko Koizumi, Kotarō Sekiguchi, Nagamasa Yamada and Isamu Yamaguchi. Circa 35 minutes. Black and white. / Jobless ne'er-do-wells Kōichi (Yamada) and Santa (Yamaguchi) find a lucrative new side-show business, recreating the recent movie King Kong (1933) onstage with Santa in a gorilla costume, swatting at toy planes. However, when Santa sees ...

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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