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Lay, Carol

(1952-    ) US comics artist and author of a novel Tie to Wonder Woman: Justice League of America: Wonder Woman: Mythos (2003) [JC]

Last Dinosaur, The

Made-for-tv film (1977). Rankin/Bass Productions-Tsuburaya Productions for ABC-TV. Produced by Jules Bass. Directed by Alexander Grasshoff, Tsugunobu Kotani (credited as Tom Kotani). Written by William Overgard. Cast includes Richard Boone, Steven Keats (Chuck Wade), Tetsu Nakamura, Luther Rackley (Bunta) and Joan Van Ark. 106 minutes, cut to 95 minutes. Colour. / Masten Thrust Jr (Boone) is a billionaire oil company owner and big-game hunter whose company has discovered an Underground Lost ...

Rogers, Lebbeus Harding

(1847-1932) US businessman and author whose The Kite Trust (A Romance of Wealth) (1900), which may have been self-published, follows the juvenile kite-inventors and founders of the eponymous compact into adulthood, enormous wealth, the discovery of new Power Sources and the construction of transatlantic tunnels (see Under the Sea), while all the while an interplanetary spirit instructs the cast on the history of the solar system. [JC]

Noein: To Your Other Self

Japanese animated tv series (2005-2006). Original title Noein: Mō Hitori no Kimi e. Satelight. Directed by Kazuki Akane. Written by Kazuki Akane and Hiroshi Ōnogi. Voice cast includes Saeko Chiba, Kōhei Kiyasu, Haruka Kudō, Kōki Miyata, Kazuya Nakai, Kaori Nazuka, Sayaka Ohara and Fujiko Takimoto. Twenty-four 24 minute episodes. Colour. / In the present day, three girls – friendly Haruka Kaminogi (Kudō), strong-willed Ai Hasebe (Chiba), paranormal ...

Breuer, Miles J

(1889-1945) US physician and author of Czech origin who studied in Austin, Texas and Chicago, Illinois, served in the US Medical Corps in World War One, and spent the majority of his life as a medical doctor in Nebraska. He began publishing work of genre interest with "The Adventures of the Bronze Mahadeva" for 10 Story Book in 1909, an early Pulp magazine. In the following two decades he published at least a dozen short stories, half of them sf. His early English-language stories were ...

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. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...

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