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Bolland, Brian

(1951-    ) UK Comic-book artist highly regarded for his smooth line and meticulous, sculptural drawing style. His first strip work appeared in the underground magazine Oz in 1971. In 1975-1977 he drew Powerman, a Black Superhero, for the Nigerian market, his episodes alternating with those by Dave Gibbons, and then he began producing covers for 2000 AD. His most lasting contribution to date has been his development of Judge Dredd: Bolland's first Judge Dredd strip appeared ...

Petty, John

(1919-1973) UK author, variously employed until he began publishing in 1957. The Last Refuge (1966) is a Post-Holocaust novel set in an oppressive, grey, Dystopian England that provides no refuge for the protagonist-writer. [JC]

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Film (2014). Paramount Pictures in association with Hasbro presents a Di Bonaventura Pictures, Tom DeSanto/Don Murphy Production, Ian Bryce Productions and October Pictures production in association with China Movie Channel, Jiaflix Enterprises, Amblin Entertainment and Platinum Dunes. Directed by Michael Bay. Written by Ehren Kruger. Cast includes Peter Cullen, John Goodman, Kelsey Grammer, T J Miller, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Mark Ryan, Stanley Tucci, Mark Wahlberg and Frank Welker. 165 ...

Powell, Gareth L

(1970-    ) UK author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Shadows" in The Rosy Body Cross for 1989, and has published his forceful and populous if sometimes cartoonish shorter work fairly widely, a representative sample being assembled as The Last Reef and Other Stories (coll 2008). He is best known for the Ack-Ack Macaque series – the main sequence comprising Ack-Ack Macaque (2012), which won a BSFA Award for best novel, Hive Monkey (2013) and Macaque ...

M.D. Geist

Japanese Original Video Animation (OVA) (1986; 1996; vt M.D. Geist I: Most Dangerous Soldier). Original title Sokihei M.D. Geist. Studio Wave, Zero G-Room. Directed by Hayato Ikeda (in name only) and Koichi Ohata. Written by Riku Sanjo. Voice cast includes Unshō Ishizuka, Kazuhiro Nakata, Akio Nojima, Kaneto Shiozawa, and Noriaki Wakamoto. 40 minutes in 1986; 45 minutes in 1996. Colour. / The colony planet Jerra's civilization has collapsed (see Colonization of Other Worlds; Disaster) ...

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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