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Sensory Deprivation

The real-world Technology of the sensory deprivation chamber or tank has been frequently invoked in borderline sf as well as Genre SF. A typical setup might be a tank of lukewarm water in which the suitably garbed subject floats, supplied with air but cut off from such normal senses of Perception as sight, hearing and touch. Sensory deprivation techniques are invoked as brainwashing or conditioning tools in the film Man in the Moon (1960), directed by Basil Dearden, and in James Kennaway's ...

Martian Successor Nadesico

Japanese animated TV series (1996). Xebec, Studio Tron, TV Tokyo. Directed by Tatsuo Sato. Written by Shō Aikawa, Takeshi Shudō, Hiroyuki Kawasaki. Cast includes Hōko Kuwashima and Yūji Ueda. 26 episodes of 25 minutes. Colour. / In the first throes of an alien Invasion of alleged lizard-Monsters from Jupiter, a rogue Starship captain defies the dithering military authorities and sets off to fight the menace. Her largely female crew is augmented by a diffident male cook ...

Wijeratne, Yudhanjaya

(1992-    ) Sri Lankan author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Dreadnaught" in The Expanding Universe: Volume Three (anth 2017) edited by Craig Martelle. His first novel, the Near Future Numbercaste (2017 ebook), embroils its protagonist in a vast information-resource firm called NumberCorp whose goal – slightly anticipating the third season of Westworld (2016-current) – is to create something like Utopia through centralized AI-driven profiling ...

Suemi Jun

(1959-    ) Japanese artist lauded largely for his work in Videogames, particularly in cover art and manual Illustration for Japanese releases of Wizardry: Legacy of Llylgamyn (game 1983; 1987 in Japan). Other notable commissions include several parts of the Guin Saga (see Kaoru Kurimoto), and the original Japanese magazine appearance of William Gibson's "Johnny Mnemonic" (May 1981 Omni; trans Hisashi Kuroma as "Kirokuya Johnny" November 1986 {SF Magazine}). He received an ...

Knebel, Fletcher

(1911-1993) US journalist and author, most of whose books are political thrillers, often hovering at the edge of sf. Three of these tales are of particular interest: Seven Days in May (1962) with Charles W Bailey – later filmed as Seven Days in May (1964), directed by John Frankenheimer – describes an attempted military coup in the USA; Night of Camp David (1965) tells of a Near-Future President of the USA whose Paranoia about enemies in America and abroad, obsession with ...

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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