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Lucan

US tv series (1977-1978). MGM Television for ABC-TV. Created by David Greene. Directors included Curtis Harrington, Joseph Pevney, Sutton Roley. Writers included Mann Rubin, Robert Specht, Carey Wilbur. Cast includes Kevin Brophy, Don Gordon and John Randolph. One 74-minute pilot film plus eleven 50-minute episodes. Colour. / This nearly forgotten borderline-sf adventure series centres on Lucan (Brophy), raised until the age of ten by wolves in the Minnesota wilderness after his parents ...

Reed, Carmen

(?   -?   ) US author in whose Earth's Empress and Victoria: A Romance of Two Queenly Souls and of a Revolt in Africa Against a Benign Government (1901) two narrative strands, perhaps unconvincingly, intertwine: a lightly fictionalized dramatization of the Boer War (1899-1902) and a Lost World tale set in the mid-Atlantic, where a Utopian civilization has adapted to life Under the Sea, where life according to the precepts of John Ruskin (1819-1900) are followed. ...

Sinclair, Andrew

(1935-2019) UK author of much fiction and nonfiction who was also a screenwriter and movie director. The Project (1960) comes as close to nuclear Holocaust as possible – a doomsday Weapon is just about to go off as the final page ends – without actually meeting the End of the World head-on. / His major contribution to Fantastika is the Albion Triptych – Gog (1967), Magog (1972) and King Ludd (1988) – a Fabulation about the Matter of Britain [see The Encyclopedia of ...

DeVito, Joe

(1957-    ) US artist and sculptor, sometimes as Joseph DeVito, who graduated from the Parsons School of Design in 1981, studied further at the New York Art Students League, and takes a special interest in palaeontological subjects. He has produced many genre book and magazine covers since 1984, including Dinosaur images for the vt of David A Drake's Time Safari (coll of linked stories 1982; exp vt Tyrannosaur 1994) and – in skeletal form – for Michael Swanwick's ...

Kyousougiga

Japanese animated webfilm (2011), webseries (2012) and tv series (2013). Toei Animation. Created by Izumi Todo (a studio House Name). Directed by Rie Matsumoto. Writers include Kuraku Asagi, Miho Maruo and Rie Matsumoto. Voice cast includes Banjou Ginga, Aya Hisakawa, Akira Ishida, Eri Kitamura, Rie Kugimiya, Shigeru Nakahara, Chiwa Saito and Kenichi Suzumura. One 26-minute webfilm; five 7- to 12-minute webseries episodes; thirteen 25-minute tv episodes. / To avoid persecution from The ...

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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