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Sissons, Michael

(1934-2018) UK literary agent from 1959 until his death, initially at the A D Peters agency which after a 1988 merger became Peters, Fraser and Dunlop (PFD). In the early 1960s he edited three reprint Anthologies, that of greatest sf interest being Asleep in Armageddon: An Anthology of Science Fiction Stories (anth 1962), with tales by Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Fredric Brown and further popular sf authors; it also reprints Jack London's The Scarlet Plague (1912 The London Magazine; 1915). The ...

Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Animated tv series (2008-2011). Warner Brothers Animation for the Cartoon Network. Produced by Michael Jelenic, James Tucker and Linda Steiner. Character created by Bob Kane. Directors included Ben Jones, Michael Goguen. Writers included Bernard Baily, Tidd Casey, Paul Dini, Dan Jurgens. Cast includes Diedrich Bader, John DiMaggio (occasional), Mark Hamill (occasional), Julie Newmar (occasional) and Adam West (occasional). 65 30-minute episodes. Colour. / Based on the long-running Batman ...

Morris, Alfred

(?   -?   ) UK author whose Near Future Satire, Looking Ahead!: A Tale of Adventure (Not by the Author of "Looking Backward") (1892) anonymous, conveys its anti-Edward Bellamy and anti-socialist argument through a Robinsonade plot which involves its young protagonist, shipwrecked with his crew on a desert Island, in a series of political experiments in the founding of Utopia. Socialism does not work; monarchy serves well. After half a century, he returns to ...

Uesu Tetsuto

(?   -    ) Writing name of a Japanese author of Light Novels, whose most prominent works have bloated into serial fixups across other media, particularly Manga and Anime, with underlying themes arguably ill-suited to their low-brow venues. His first work, Kanojo wa Megane-HOLIC ["She's a Spectacle-HOLIC"] (2008-2009), exploits the elision in Japanese everyday usage between the female pronoun ["kanojo"] and its common substitution for "girlfriend", thereby ...

4X Game

Term used to describe a form of Videogame of which the archetypal example is Master of Orion (1993). The phrase was coined by the journalist and designer Alan Emrich in a preview of that game, as an acronym of sorts for "eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate". This construction is in fact something of a misnomer; while 4X Games typically involve players in exploring unknown regions, expanding into them and exploiting their resources, there is no requirement that anything be exterminated. A ...

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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