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Don't Hug Me I'm Scared

UK puppet and animated webseries (2011-2016; 2022). This Is It. Created and directed by Joseph Pelling and Becky Sloan, Writers include Joseph Pelling and Becky Sloan. Voice cast includes Sam Campbell, Joseph Pelling, Becky Sloan and Baker Terry. Six 3-8 minute and six 24-minute episodes, plus a pilot. Colour. / Three children's Television characters – Red Guy (Pelling), whose hair obscures his face; the self-explanatory Duck Guy (Terry) ...

Moore, Donald L

(?   -    ) US author of Mirrors of the Apocalypse (1978), a Dystopia featuring the suppression of women (including their sterilization) along with other forms of rigid tyranny, with Immortality being reserved for a few males. [JC]

Saturn [magazine]

US Digest-size magazine. Published by Robert C Sproul as Candar Publishing Company. Edited by Sproul with editorial consultant Donald A Wollheim, who actually selected the stories and assembled the issues. Five issues March 1957 to March 1958 (but see below for later incarnations). / Considering some of the contributors, there was surprisingly little of interest in the magazine: Harlan ...

Metcalfe, Hope Cranstoun

(1866-1939) Malaysian-born translator and author, in UK from childhood, who translated three Jules Verne titles, one translation being published in two volumes [see Checklist below]. [JC]


German symphonic-rock band, whose concept album Crying of the Whales (2005) dramatizes eco-outrage at whaling via a theory about the true nature of the world's whales (as the creators of mankind without whom human life is impossible) that is a little reminiscent of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. It was re-released as Crying of the Whales – Epic Version (2008). [AR/DRL] links / ...

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. He began to publish work of genre interest with an sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" in Triquarterly for Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959]; he began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and later in ...

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