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Astro Boy

1. Japanese animated tv series (1963-1966; vt Mighty Atom; Astroboy). Original title Tetsuwan Atomu. Based on the Manga by Osamu Tezuka. Directed by Osamu Tezuka. Writers include Osamu Tezuka, Noriyuki Honma, Masaki Tsuji, Kenichi Takahashi and Yoshiyuki Tomino. Voice cast includes Hisashi Katsuta, Yoko Mizugaki, Reiko Mutou, Mari ...

Miller, William Amos

(circa 1875-?   ) UK-born author, in USA from childhood, who briefly describes his experience of being both blind and deaf in the preface to his Utopia, The Sovereign Guide: A Tale of Eden (1898), whose San Francisco-based protagonist, on a visit to Rome, is taken by an angel to a magnet-powered submarine which conducts him downwards into the Hollow Earth. Here he discovers a land called Eden ...

Ash, Alan

(1909-1988) UK author in whose sf adventure, Conditioned for Space (1955), a sleeper, having been encased in a block of ice for a century, awakens (see Sleeper Awakes) to find himself – after scientists transform him into a kind of Cyborg – in the front line of Earth defence in a space war. [JC]

Wentworth-James, Gertie de S

Working name of UK author Gertrude Wentworth-James (1874-1933), born Gertrude Soilleux Webster, who sometimes wrote as Gertie S Wentworth-James. Some of her fifty or more flirtatious but ultimately decorous romances contain elements of sf interest, beginning with The Soul That Came Back (1922), a tale of Reincarnation. In the Near Future The Television Girl (1928), an osteopath falls in love with a ...

Incredibles, The

Animated film (2004). Disney/Pixar Animation Studios. Written and directed by Brad Bird. 120 minutes. Cast includes Maeve Andrews, Bird, Spencer Fox, Eli Fucile, Holly Hunter, Samuel L Jackson, Jason Lee, Craig T Nelson and Sarah Vowell. Colour. / Superhero Bob Parr (Nelson), known as Mr Incredible, is forced into early retirement – along with his colleagues – by lawsuits over the collateral damage of his crime-fighting heroics. Fifteen ...

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 ...

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