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Laika

UK indie-rock band founded in 1993 by US-born musician and singer Margaret Fiedler McGinnis (1967-    ) and UK bass-guitarist John Frenett (1970-    ) and named (of course) for the first mammal to orbit the earth. The group's complexly rhythmic, slippery, hypnotic music manifests a persistent fascination with outer space. The band's first release, Silver Apples of the Moon (1995) – this album has no relation to Morton Subotnick's 1967 release ...

TV Chariot

Letter-size saddle-stapled Television Fanzine printed on middle-grade paper. Published by T C Chariot Productions. Editor: Robert Cain. Assistant Editor: Maureen Cain. Twelve (?) issues, 1977 to 1979. Publication schedule was bimonthly. / Well-produced fanzine dedicated primarily to US sf Television programmes with some occasional film coverage. While most of the content focused on then-recent productions including Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979-1981) and Mork & Mindy ...

Neufeld, John

(1938-2021) US author, mostly for Young Adult readers, beginning with Edgar Allan (1968). He is of sf interest for Sleep, Two, Three, Four! (1971), a highly politicized Near Future Dystopia dominated by "Nixon and Company", and featuring the attempts of a group of teenagers to transcend their conditioning – the model of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is present throughout – and to rescue a friend from a detention centre. [JC]

Kinvig

UK tv series (1981). London Weekend Television. Created and written by Nigel Kneale. Produced and directed by Les Chatfield. Cast includes Prunella Gee, Tony Haygarth, Colin Jeavons and Patsy Rowlands. Seven 25-minute episodes. Colour. / This most recent of Kneale's many sf plays and series for television was a sitcom, fuelled apparently by a certain animus against sf Fandom, about two lunatic fans living seedy urban lives, one of whom (Haygarth) has a fat wife (Rowlands) and a fat dog, and ...

Breukelaar, J S

(?   -    ) US-born teacher and author, in Australia from early adulthood; she began to publish work of genre interest with "Union Falls" in Fantasy Magazine for July 2011, soon becoming recognized for her adroit use of Horror in SF topoi. Collision (coll 2019) presents a gamut of her short work, which is also characterized by a forthright use of the materials of Fantastika to anatomize contemporary life: which she clearly sees as being at profound risk. / ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...



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