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Glasby, John S

(1928-2011) UK author, chemist and astronomer, Fellow of the Royal Society of Astronomy, author of popularizing texts in that field, including Boundaries of the Universe (1971), and of a large number of stories and novels in various genres for pulp publishers of the 1950s and 1960s. He published something like 250 volumes during this period, some of them not yet identified, many of them not sf or fantasy. Like R L Fanthorpe – alongside whom he supplied Badger Books with most of their sf ...

Memories

Japanese animated film (1995). Madhouse, Bandai Visual, Kōdansha. Directed by Koji Morimoto, Tensai Okamura, Katsuhiro Ōtomo. Written by Satoshi Kon, Katsuhiro Ōtomo. Cast includes Yū Hayashi, Hideyuki Hori, Tsutomu Isobe and Gara Takashima. 113 minutes. Colour. / A three-part anthology movie based on stories by the creator of Akira (1988), who here signs over the bulk of the work to his colleagues. The opening piece "Magnetic Rose", is heavily influenced by Andrei ...

Sergeant Dead Head

Film (1965). American International. Directed by Norman Taurog. Written by Louis M Heyward. Cast includes Eve Arden, John Ashley, Frankie Avalon, Pat Buttram, Fred Clark, Reginald Gardner, Gale Gordon, Buster Keaton, Harvey Lembeck, Cesar Romero and Deborah Walley. 90 minutes. Colour. / Bumbling Sergeant O K Deadhead (Avalon), his name spelled that way despite the film's title, has been assigned to the base that is about to launch a chimpanzee into space; however, for various misdeeds, he ...

Track of the Moon Beast

Film (1976). Brandon Films/Cinema Shares International Distributors. Produced by Ralph T Desiderio. Directed by Richard Ashe (credited as Dick Ashe). Written by Bill Finger (credited as William Finger), and Charles Sinclair. Makeup by Rick Baker and Joe Blasco. Cast includes Joe Blasco, Chase Cordell (Paul Carlson), Leigh Drake (credited as Donna Leigh Drake), Gregorio Sala and Patrick Wright. 90 minutes, cut to 81 minutes for home video. Colour. / An Asteroid strikes the Moon and sends ...

Deas, Stephen

(1968-    ) UK mathematician and author, mostly of Young Adult fantasy in his early career, including the Adamantine Palace sequence beginning with The Adamantine Palace (2009) and the shorter Thief-Taker's Apprentice sequence beginning with The Thief-Taker's Apprentice (2010). Of sf interest is Elite: Wanted (2014) with Gavin G Smith, writing together as Gavin Deas, a Tie to the Massively Multiplayer Online Game Elite Dangerous, which is Space Opera. / The Empires ...

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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