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O'Neal, James

Pseudonym of US law officer and author James O Born (1960-    ), who writes nonfantastic thrillers under his own name. As O'Neal, his Tom Wilner sequence, set in a partially uninhabitable Ruined Earth America after World War Three and associated Disasters, is of sf interest. In the first instalment, The Human Disguise (2009), the noir detective ...

Cowboy Bebop

Japanese animated tv series (1998-1999). Sunrise, Bandai Visual. Directed by Shinichirō Watanabe. Written by Keiko Nobumoto and others. Voice cast includes Megumi Hayashibara, Unshō Ishizuka and Kōichi Yamadera. 26 episodes of 25 minutes. Colour. / In the year 2071, the Solar system is home to a colourful melting-pot (but largely Chinese) diaspora, made possible by localized Hyperspace gateways. Earth, however, ...

Israel

Israel's traditional orientation towards the West, the initially Utopian character of Zionism – partly inspired by founding Zionist ideologue Theodor Herzl's polemic Der Judenstaat (1896; trans as The Jewish State 1946), and his short novel Altneuland (1902; trans Lotte Levensohn as Old-New Land 1941) – and the country's adherence to its form of democracy ought to ...

Hilliers, Ashton

Pseudonym of UK businessman, zoologist and author Henry Marriage Wallis (1854-1941), Honorary Curator of Zoology (Vertebrates) at Reading Museum in England in the early twentieth century; his Prehistoric SF tale, The Master-Girl (1910), features, unusually, a female protagonist who carries most of the action, creates the necessary Inventions, and founds a warrior band of Amazons [see The ...

Targete, Jean Pierre

(1967-    ) US illustrator, primarily of Fantasy subjects but of much sf too, who has worked also as Jean Targete and J P Targete. He received his formal art training in courses at Miami's Performing and Visual Arts Center (PAVAC; now the New World School of the Arts), while he was still in high school, and then, with a scholarship from the publisher Scholastic, at the School of the Visual Arts in New York City. After graduation, he began ...

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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