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Cochran, Molly

(1949-    ) Japanese-born author, in US from an early age, married to Warren Murphy; she has concentrated mostly on fantasy, some titles – like the first two volumes of Arthur sequence comprising The Forever King (1992), The Broken Sword (1997) and The Third Magic (2003) – being with her husband. She also collaborated with him on, as well as writing solo, various volumes in the long-running Near Future Destroyer sequence (for full list of titles, see Warren ...

Galactic Patrol Lensman

Japanese animated tv series (1984-1985). Original title Galactic Patrol. Based on E E Smith's Lensman series. Academy Productions, Madhouse, MK Productions. Directed by Hiroshi Fukutomi. Writers include Masaki Tsuji and Haruya Yamazaki. Voice cast includes Toshio Furukawa, Banjo Ginga, Mami Koyama and Tomiko Suzuki. 25 25-minute episodes. Colour. / Episode one's opening narration explains that "such a long, long time ago ... two galaxies approached each other ... one was called Arisia, the ...

Ender's Game

US film (2013). Summit Entertainment/OddLot Entertainment/Chartoff Productions. Directed by Gavin Hood. Written by Gavin Hood, based on the novel Ender's Game (August 1977 Analog; much exp 1985) by Orson Scott Card. Cast includes Nonso Anozie, Moisés Arias, Abigail Breslin, Asa Butterfield, Viola Davis, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley and Hailee Steinfeld. 114 minutes. Colour. / Closely following the 1985 version of Orson Scott Card's tale, Ender's Game tells the story of a young boy, ...

Toolis, Lorna

(1952-2021) Canadian librarian and editor, initially involved in Canadian Fandom, best known for her long successful tenure as head of the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy in the Toronto Public Library system from 1986, when the collection was still known as The Spaced Out Library or SoL, until her retirement in 2017. Having shepherded with great care in a demanding environment, in 1995 she supervised the transfer of what was now the Merril Collection from ...

Man from U.N.C.L.E., The

1. US tv series (1964-1968). Arena Productions/MGM for NBC TV. Executive producer Norman Felton. Writers included Harlan Ellison, Howard Rodman, Sam Rolfe, Henry Slesar, David Victor. Directors included Don Medford, Boris Sagal, Joseph Sargent, Barry Shear. 105 50-minute episodes. First season black and white, subsequent three seasons colour. / This was one of Television's first reactions to the success of the James Bond films based on Ian Fleming's spy stories. Robert Vaughn starred as ...

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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