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Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle

Animated tv series (1976-1978). Filmation Associates for CBS-TV. Directed by Don Towsley. Writers included Len Janson, Paul Dini, Kathleen Barnes, Tom Ruegger, David Wise. Cast includes Jack Bannon, Joan Gerber, Hettie Lynn Hares, Alan Oppenheimer and Robert Ridgley. Based on characters created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Sixteen 30-minute episodes. Colour. / In this series, Tarzan (Ridgley) encounters various opponents in his adventures including menaces from the Hollow Earth, Aliens, Mutants ...

Disraeli, Benjamin

(1804-1881) UK politician and author born Benjamin D'Israeli, Conservative Member of Parliament from 1837 and – in 1868 and 1874-1880 – Prime Minister. In his almost-forgotten youthful Fantastic Voyage, The Voyage of Captain Popanilla (1828) published anonymously, the eponymous captain, who is an innocent savage from a prelapsarian (ie pre-missionary) South Seas Utopia, voyages to the land of Vraibleusia, which pejoratively resembles England, and whose capital Hubbabub clearly guys ...

Thompson, Andrew

(?   -    ) UK playwright whose first commercially produced drama, In Event of Moone Disaster (performed 2017; 2017), makes structural and Feminist use of a real speech, "In Event of Moon Disaster", written for President Nixon in case the 1969 Moon landing failed. The play is divided into three interacting sections, set in 1969, 2017, and Near Future 2055. In the last of these, Sylvia Moone's granddaughter, also called Sylvia Moone, is about to take the first ...

Kimbriel, Katharine Eliska

(1956-    ) US web designer and author whose work of sf interest – though she has published some fantasy stories – is restricted to the Nuala sequence of Planetary Romances: Fire Sanctuary (1986), Fires of Nuala (1988) and Hidden Fires (1991). Threatened by mutations (caused by high radioactivity in the planetary crust) and by intergalactic war, the inhabitants of the eponymous long-lost colony planet (see Colonization of Other Worlds) must cope with intrigues, ...

Harington, Donald

(1935-2009) US author, artist and teacher of art history, all of whose novels after the first are set in or otherwise linked to the fictional town of Stay More in his birth state of Arkansas; elements of Fantastika appear in several books of this quirky Ozarks sequence. Some Other Place. The Right Place (1973) involves Reincarnation and the use of regression through Hypnosis to unlock the ancestral memories of the eighteen-year-old boy who is also the female protagonist's dead grandfather. 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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