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Space Channel 5

Videogame (1999). United Game Artists. Designed by Tetsuya Mizuguchi. Platforms: DC (1999), PS2 (2002), GBA (2003), PS3. Win (2011). / 2499 CE. Aliens have invaded Spaceport 9 and are forcing people to dance. Hotshot reporter Ulala, host of Ulala's Swinging Report Show and member of Space Channel 5, has been sent to the source of the trouble to investigate. Ulala must fight for her ratings, as well as against the aliens all over the Space Station. / Space Channel 5 is a rhythm videogame ...

Labonté, Richard

(1949-2022) Canadian author, journalist, book dealer, critic and editor, active in Fandom since the 1960s, often bylined Richard Labonte without the accent. His many LGBT-themed anthologies – three of which won Lambda Literary Awards – include the genre-relevant The Future Is Queer (anth 2006) with Lawrence Schimel, whose contributors include Candas Jane Dorsey, L Timmel Duchamp, Neil Gaiman, Rachel Pollack and Bryan Talbot. [DRL]

Breggin, Peter

(1936-    ) US medical doctor and author who has published and broadcast controversially about psychiatry and the drug industry, whose collaboration in promulgating drug-based solutions to psychiatric and other problems he deprecates; his sf novel, After the Good War: A Love Story (1972), excoriates the use of remote-control Sex as a device to control, and to dehumanize, a Dystopian twenty-third-century America. [JC]

Campbell, H J

(1925-1983) UK research chemist (a Fellow of the Chemical Society), author and editor. He was active in Fandom during the early 1950s as Bert Campbell. After writing some science articles he gradually branched out into the world of sf, as well as selling line drawings to many magazines, including Amateur Photographer and Television Weekly. He scripted the Daily Herald cartoon series Captain Universe and served as technical editor and then editor 1952-1956 of Authentic Science Fiction, ...

Turner, E S

(1909-2006) UK journalist and nonfiction author who for more than fifty years contributed articles – most of them quirkily factual – to Punch magazine. His first book Boys Will Be Boys: The Story of Sweeney Todd, Deadwood Dick, Sexton Blake, Billy Bunter, Dick Barton, et al (1948; exp rev 1957; exp rev 1975) is a useful survey of Boys' Papers. Later editions briefly covered the 1950s UK horror-Comics controversy, Eagle (see Dan Dare – Pilot of the Future) and, though rather ...

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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