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Wonder 3, The

Japanese animated tv series (1965-1966; vt W3; vt The Amazing 3). Based on the Manga by Osamu Tezuka, though with new stories. Mushi Productions. Directed by Taku Sugiyama. Writers include Osamu Tezuka and Ichirō Wakabayashi. Voice cast includes Shinsuke Chikaishi, Yoshio Kaneuchi, Yasuo Kojima, Kazuko Sawada and Fuyumi Shiraishi. 52 27-minute episodes. Black & White. / In 1970 the Galaxy's politicians (see Politics) argue over whether our War-riven planet should be saved or ...

Horizon Zero Dawn

Videogame (2017). Guerrilla Games, Sony Interactive Entertainment. Directed by Mathijs de Jonge. Written by John Gonzalez and Men McCaw, additional writing by Meg Jayanth, Ben Schroder, Anne Toole, Dee Warrick. Cast includes Ashly Burch, JB Blanc, John Hopkins, Crispin Freeman, Lance Reddick, Nicolette McKenzie and Josh Keaton. Playstation 4 and PC. / In a Post-Holocaust world where the memory of present-day humanity has been reduced to legend, autonomous predatory Machines that mimic ...

Smith, Stephanie A

(1959-    ) US academic and author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Blue Heart" in Asimov's for November 1982, and whose first novels – the Snow-Eyes sequence comprising Snow-Eyes (1985) and The Boy Who Was Thrown Away (1987) – were Planetary Romances for the Young Adult market. The protagonist of the first undergoes a rite de passage into adulthood that involves the local Goddess; the protagonist of the second gains adulthood in a Space Opera ...

Dolgov, Boris

(?   -?   ) US illustrator, sometimes signing himself just Dolgov, of whom almost nothing is known except that he worked in New York on Illustrations for the Pulps, serving alongside such artists as Virgil Finlay and Hannes Bok at Weird Tales during the 1940s and early 1950s; his middle initial may have been "I". He and Bok did some work together, signing it with the joint pseudonym Dolbokov. With or without Bok, although Dolgov worked for various magazines, such ...

Panting, J Harwood

(1854-1924) UK author, most known for school stories for boys; in True All Through (1909), an sf novel also written for boys, can be found flying machines with wings that flap, and a proposed trip to Mars. [JC]

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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