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Excursion dans la Lune

Film (1908; vt Excursion to the Moon). Pathé Frères. Directed by Segundo de Chomón. Written by Segundo de Chomón, based on the story of George Méliès's Voyage Dans La Lune (uncredited). Cast unidentified. 7 minutes. Tinted. / This short silent film from Spanish/Catalan director de Chomón is for the most part a scene-for-scene remake of George Méliès's Voyage Dans La Lune (1902; vt A Trip to the Moon), although a few novelties ...

Matiasz, G A

(1952-    ) US journalist and author, active in the former capacity from the 1970s, best known for his column as by Lefty Hooligan in Maximum Rocknroll from 1992 to 2020. His first novel, End Time: Notes on the Apocalypse (1994), is set in a Near Future world dominated by an America in thrall to its corporations and attempting to crush revolts across the planet; a group of antiwar students, in possession of a secret Weapon, declare the independence of the City of Oakland ...

Palumbo, David

(1982-    ) American artist, son of artist Julie Bell and sf scholar Donald E Palumbo, and brother of artist Anthony Palumbo. He received formal training at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts from 2000 to 2004 and was informally mentored by his mother and his stepfather Boris Vallejo. He then became active in a number of areas, including exhibitions of his fine art, advertising, gaming art, and Comics, earning special recognition for his regular contributions to Heavy ...

Savarin, Julian Jay

(1950-    ) Dominican-born musician and author, in the UK since his teens. His Lemmus trilogy – Lemmus One: Waiters on the Dance (1972), Lemmus Two: Beyond the Outer Mirr (1976) and Lemmus Three: Archives of Haven (coll of linked stories 1977) – is an expansive Space Opera in which GOD (the Galactic Organization and Dominions), run by a Forerunner civilization, experimentally settles Terra with people who will evolve in isolation (see Adam and Eve; Shaggy God ...

Kino's Journey

Japanese animated tv series (2003). Original title Kino no Tabi – The Beautiful World; vt Kino's Journey – The Beautiful World. A.C.G.T. Based on the Light Novels written by Keiichi Sigsawa and illustrated by Kouhaku Kuroboshi. Directed by Ryūtarō Nakamura. Written by Sadayuki Murai. Voice cast includes Ryuji Aigase, Kazuhiko Inoue and Ai Maeda. Thirteen 21-minute episodes and one twelve-minute OVA. Colour. / In episode 4, Kino (Inoue) arrives in the Land of Adults: ...

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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