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Dead Hand

Russian CGI animated web series (2013-2016). Directed by Dima Fedotov. Written by Sergey and Dima Fedotov. Two episodes. Colour. / The first episode, the three-minute Fortress, announces that it is "10 years from beginning of last war" (see World War Three). A plane resembling a futuristic descendant of a Superfortress Heavy Bomber is in flight: its Computer, unable to engage with ...

Schealer, John M

(1920-2008) US businessman and author whose Zip-Zip sequences, beginning with Zip-Zip and His Flying Saucer (1956), offers Space Opera adventures for younger readers; Mars and Venus are visited harmlessly. The Sycamore Warrior: A Mystery of Ancient Egypt (1960) verges on the fantastic in its depiction of the effects of a mysterious statue on two young protagonists, one from ...

Relic, The

Film (1997). Cloud Nine Entertainment and PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Marubeni Corporation, Toho-Towa, Tele München Fernseh Produktionsgesellschaft, Pacific Western Productions and the BBC present in association with Paramount Pictures. Directed by Hyams. Producers include Gale Anne Hurd and Sam Mercer. Written by Rick Jaffa, Amy Holden Jones, John Raffo and Amanda Silver, based on Relic (1995) by ...

Johansen, Dag Ove

(1950-    ) Norwegian author, editor and publisher with approximately 100 short sf stories in Magazines, Anthologies, newspapers and Fanzines. Ten of his 30 books are sf. Johansen became interested in sf at an early age, encouraged by his teachers to write essays such as "What do you think the future will be like?" At 18 he founded a local sf club and launched ...

SFTV

Letter-size saddle-stapled Television magazine printed on a mix of newsprint and middle-grade paper. HSJ Publications. Editor: Robert Strauss. Possibly sixteen issues on a quarterly schedule, 1984 to 1989. / One of the very few publications devoted to Fantasy and science fiction television programmes, this title is now largely forgotten but served an important purpose in the years before the Internet. Television episode guides were ...

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 ...



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