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Worlds of Tomorrow

US Digest-size magazine, 26 issues in two series, April 1963 to May 1967 and [Summer] 1970 to Spring 1971. First issue published by Barmaray Co, New York and then by Galaxy Publishing Co. as a bimonthly companion to Galaxy Science Fiction and If, until May 1967, 23 issues, edited by Frederik Pohl. The bimonthly schedule slipped when August 1964 was followed by November 1964, and it went quarterly May 1966-May 1967. Worlds of Tomorrow was briefly revived by the Universal Publishing and ...

Dark Worlds

Canadian Small Press Retro-Pulp magazine published by Dark Worlds Club, British Columbia, and edited by G W Thomas and M D Jackson. It saw four quarterly issues, from Summer 2008 to Spring 2009, with two annual issues since. It is deliberately imitative of the pulp magazines, in its size, format and content, reminiscent of Startling Stories with a touch of Weird Tales. It publishes a mixture of fantasy and science fiction, usually with a dark or Sword and Sorcery element, the science fiction ...

Pop Team Epic

Japanese animated tv series (2018-2019). Original title Poputepipikku. Based on the online Manga by Bkub Okawa. Kamikaze Douga. Directed by Jun Aoki and Aoi Umeki. Written by Jun Aoki. No regular voice cast. Twelve 24-minute episodes plus two specials. Colour. / An Anime based on a four-panel webcomic whose protagonists (or perhaps antagonists) are two schoolgirls: orange-haired, short Popuko and blue-haired, tall Pipimi. Episode one begins as the first episode of a romantic Idol comedy ...

28 Days Later

1. Film (2002). DNA Films/British Film Council. Directed by Danny Boyle. Written by Alex Garland. Cast includes Megan Burns, Christopher Eccleston, Brendan Gleason, Naomie Harris, Noah Huntley, Stuart McQuarrie and Cillian Murphy. 113 minutes. Colour. / Prologue. Animal rights activists break into the Cambridge Primate Research Centre where they let loose a number of chimpanzees infected with a rage-inducing virus. Like Ebola, this transmits through personal contact (the whole of 28 Days ...

Huntley, Noel

(?   -    ) US author of whom nothing is known beyond his credit for writing Galactic Plan (1977), a short Space Opera. [JC]

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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