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Noein: To Your Other Self

Japanese animated tv series (2005-2006). Original title Noein: Mō Hitori no Kimi e. Satelight. Directed by Kazuki Akane. Written by Kazuki Akane and Hiroshi Ōnogi. Voice cast includes Saeko Chiba, Kōhei Kiyasu, Haruka Kudō, Kōki Miyata, Kazuya Nakai, Kaori Nazuka, Sayaka Ohara and Fujiko Takimoto. Twenty-four 24 minute episodes. Colour. / In the present day, three girls – friendly Haruka Kaminogi (Kudō), strong-willed Ai Hasebe (Chiba), paranormal ...

Clark, Charles

(?   -    ) Author, presumably UK, of the Time Travel novel Skyraft (1937), set in the futuristic era of 1966. The titular item of Transportation is a stratospheric cruising vehicle. [DR/DRL]

O'Grady, Standish James

(1846-1928) Irish editor, controversialist and author, whose opinions straddled (and were an irritant to) a large range of opinion about the fate of Ireland. His works of history being unpopular for reason of contentiousness, he created a thematically connected array of novels, beginning with Finn and His Companions (1891) (a tale for children) and The Coming of Cuculain: A Romance of the Heroic Age of Ireland (1894), in all of which the history of Ireland is recast in legendary terms. / ...

Webb, Philip

(1967-    ) UK author whose Young Adult sf novel Six Days (2011) is set in a Ruined-Earth London a century after the devastating Invasion of the Vlads (ie Russians), who are in search of the same mysterious "artefact" (see McGuffin) that the young protagonists' mysterious friends also need. These friends turn out to be Aliens, and the tale segues, perhaps rather rollickingly, into Space Opera. Where the Rock Splits the Sky (2014), something of a remix of the previous tale, ...

von Däniken, Erich

(1935-    ) Swiss author of a series of purportedly nonfiction books, beginning with Erinnerungen an die Zukunft (1968; trans Michael Heron as Chariots of the Gods? 1969), which, based on a mass of often suspect and internally inconsistent data, argues that the Earth was visited by at least one Alien spacefaring race before and at the dawn of historical time; thus, for example, the Great Pyramid (a Cryogenic chamber) and the Easter Island statues (images of the visiting ...

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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