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DuckTales

US animated tv series (2017-2021). Disney Television Animation (see Disney on Television). Developed by Francisco Angones and Matt Youngberg. Executive Producer: Matt Youngberg. Writers include Francisco Angones, Madison Bateman, Colleen Evanson, Christian Magalhaes, Robert Snow and Matt Youngberg. Directors include John Aoshima, Matthew Humphreys, Tanner Johnson, Dana Terrace and Jason Zurek. Voice cast includes Tony Anselmo, Paget Brewster, Kimiko Glenn, Marc Evan Jackson, Kate Micucci, Bobby ...

Patchett, M E

(1897-1989) Australian author, long resident in the UK, whose dated but competent Children's SF novels include Kidnappers of Space (1953; vt Space Captives of the Golden Men 1953), a modestly told Space Opera; Adam Troy, Astroman (1954), whose hero protagonist, on assignment to colonize Mars, leaves Earth, which is about to be devastated by an asteroid, but returns to deal with the Monsters released from Underground by the great Disaster; Lost on Venus: The Thrilling Story of Two Boys Who Land ...

Speculation

UK Fanzine edited by Peter Weston from Birmingham 1963-1973. 33 issues; mostly duplicated; UK quarto paper. / The first six issues, October 1963 to September 1964, were titled Zenith; the next seven, December 1964 to July 1966, carried the transitional title Zenith-Speculation; thereafter, from #14 in October 1966, it was simply Speculation. Averaging 60pp in its final incarnation, Speculation was for many years consistently the UK's best amateur magazine of comment and criticism. Regular ...

Cinemagic

Letter-size saddle-stapled special effects Cinema magazine. Originally a Fanzine issued by Don Dohler (1946-2006) for 11 photocopied issues from 1972 to 1979. Relaunched in 1979 by O'Quinn Publications. Edited by Dohler and others. 36 issues from 1979 to 1987; the publication schedule was roughly quarterly. / This was the first US magazine to offer instructions on how to create special effects for amateur films. It began as a Fanzine published by Dohler alone, with severely limited ...

Harris, Raymond

(1953-    ) US author who began publishing sf with his first novel, The Broken Worlds (1986), an attractive picaresque adventure. Shadows of the White Sun (1988) seems at first assessment almost too complex – it is set in a Far-Future solar system dominated by revenant star-sailors whose descendants occupy seven Space Habitats called the Hypaethra, orbiting the Sun, while a computer-created Android race occupies the planet Veii in exchange for ritual tribute paid to ...

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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