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Pushwagner, Hariton

Pseudonym of Norwegian artist and author of Graphic Novels Terje Brofoss (1940-2018), many of whose individual works – often in a Pop Art style executed with outsider intensity and obsessive attention to reiterated detail – express a Dystopian and Paranoid sense of urban life in the late twentieth century. His most significant narrative is Pushwagners Soft City (graph 2008; vt Soft City: The Lost Graphic Novel 2016) with Axel Jensen, a work which was created over several years. ...

Palm Springs

Film (2020). Limelight Productions in association with The Lonely Island, Sun Entertainment. Directed by Max Barbakow. Written by Andy Siara. Cast includes Cristin Milioti, Andy Samberg and J K Simmons. 90 minutes. Colour. / In Palm Springs, California, Sarah (Milioti) attends her sister's wedding. Her flirtation with a sardonic, Hawaiian-shirted guest named Nyles (Samberg) is disrupted when a masked assailant (Simmons) shoots Nyles with a bow. In the resulting chaos, Sarah follows the ...

NFG

Canadian Semiprozine published by NFG Media, Toronto, and edited by Shar O'Brien. It saw six issues, A4 format, January 2003 (copyright date given as 2002) to May 2005 but fell victim to computer problems which precipitated its demise. It published "writing with attitude", strong stories with powerful plots and imagery. Writers included Chris Dolley with his debut story "The Sleeper and the Flame" (January 2003), Kaolin Fire, Paul Haines, Will McIntosh, Ruth Nestvold, Frederick Obermeyer and ...

Jessica Jones

US online tv series (2015-2019). Tall Girls Productions in association with ABC Studios and Marvel Studios for Netflix. Created by Melissa Rosenberg. Adapted from the Marvel Max Comic book Alias by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos (28 issues, 2001-2004). Writers include Ruth Atkinson, Dana Baratta, Brian Michael Bendis, Otto Binder, John Byrne, Chris Claremont, Liz Friedman, Michael Gaydos, Archie Goodwin, Hilly Hicks Jr, Jamie King, Stan Lee, David Mazzucchelli, Frank Miller, Joe ...

Bioshock

Videogame (2007). 2K Boston / 2K Australia. Designed by Ken Levine. Platforms: XB360, Win (2007); PS3 (2008); Mac (2009). / BioShock is a First Person Shooter, much influenced by System Shock 2 (1999) (see System Shock). The game begins with the player character, Jack, in the middle of the Atlantic in 1960, having survived an airplane crash. After swimming to a nearby island, the player can discover a bathysphere and descend to the secret underwater city of Rapture. This metropolis, an ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...



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