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Regular Show

1. US animated tv series (2010-2017). Cartoon Network. Created by J G Quintel. Executive producers include Curtis Lelash, Brian A Miller, Jennifer Pelphrey, J G Quintel and Rob Sorcher. Writers include Michele Cavin, John Davis Infantino, Matt Price, J G Quintel, Mike Roth and Sean Szeles. Voice cast includes Robert Englund, Mark Hamill, Minty Lewis, Sam Marin, J G Quintel and William Salyers. 261 eleven-minute episodes, plus 15 shorts and the pilot. Colour. / 23-year-old slackers Mordecai ...

Poitier, Sidney

(1927-2022) US-born actor, director, statesman (Bahamian ambassador to Japan 1997-2007) and author, in the Bahamas from infancy; active mainly as an actor in films (where he became world-famous) for about sixty years, beginning with his first credited role in 1950. His movies were all nonfantastic – the nuclear Cold War calamity that climaxes The Bedford Incident (1965) directed by James B Harris was entirely possible in the year of its making. He is of sf interest for his only novel, ...

Kyle, David A

(1919-2016) US sf fan, illustrator, owner of several radio stations, publisher and author. Kyle was a member of First Fandom, having been active in the field since 1933. Until the 1970s his writing activities were only occasional, though his first published sf was "Golden Nemesis" – which he also illustrated – for Stirring Science Stories in February 1941. (He had in fact sold this five years earlier and it had been scheduled to appear in the June 1936 Wonder Stories, which was ...

Penmare, William

Pseudonym of UK author Mavis Elizabeth Hocking Nisot (1893-1973) which she used for two of her novels, the second, The Man Who Could Stop War (1929), being a Near Future tale in which the Invention of an immobilizing gas helps thwart a Russian Invasion. [JC]

Guttenberg, Violet

(?   -?   ) UK author whose three novels focus on Jews in the modern world. Neither Jew Nor Greek: A Story of Jewish Social Life (1902) and The Power of the Palmist (1903) contain no fantastic elements; but A Modern Exodus (1904) is set in a Near Future Britain where Jews have been declared the equivalent of "aliens" (see Race in SF), lose all civil rights, and are due to be deported. Before this can happen, the Jewish community emigrates en masse to Palestine, ...

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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