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Wells, Angus

(1943-2006) UK author, previously a paperbacks editor, most of whose novels were seventy-five Westerns as by William S Brady, Matthew Kirk, Charles L Pike, James A Muir and J D Sandon, all published from 1975 to 1985; most of his remaining production was fantasy. Under the House Name Richard Kirk, which he shared with Robert P Holdstock, he contributed to the Raven fantasy series Swordsmistress of Chaos (1978) with Holdstock and, solo, The Frozen Gods (1978) and A Time of Dying (1979). Under ...

Shagan, Steve

(1927-2015) US screenwriter, producer and author, involved in some adaptations of Tarzan to the screen, and producer of 37 of the 57 episodes in the Television series Tarzan (1966-1968). Of some sf interest is The Formula (1979), based on his filmscript for The Formula (1980), in which contemporary oil companies attempt to destroy all evidence of the Nazi Invention in World War Two of a fuel that bypasses the need for petroleum (see Power Sources); the tale is set in car-dominated Los Angeles ...

Special Duty Combat Unit Shinesman

Japanese Original Video Animation (OVA) (1996). Original title Tokumu Sentai Shainzuman. Based on the Manga by Kaimu Tachibana. Production I.G. Directed by Shinya Sadamitsu. Written by Hideki Sonoda. Voice cast includes Yasunori Matsumoto, Ryoko Sakakibara, Nozomu Sasaki, Toshihiko Seki and Hekiru Shiina. Two 30-minute episodes. Colour. / This is an affectionate Parody of Tokusatsu Anime, specifically of the Superhero-team genre (for example, Super Sentai (1975-current)). The manga named ...

Science Fantasy News

UK Fanzine (1949-1960) edited by A Vincent Clarke and "sub-editor" Kenneth Bulmer. Fifteen issues from #1 (January 1949, dated Winter 1948) to #16 (June 1960) – there was no #6 – plus four interim issues titled SFN Minor (all 1949) and separately numbered, and some other addenda. The format varied from half-foolscap (#1-#4) to UK quarto (#5, #13-#16) to full foolscap (#9-#12); all issues were stencil-duplicated; page count ranged from 4pp to 24pp. / Science Fantasy News began as ...

Wilson, H W

(1866-1940) UK journalist and author, a founder of the Navy League, and with one of its members, Arnold Henry White, author of a Future War tale, When War Breaks Out [for subtitle see Checklist below] (1898 chap), which dramatizes the dangers of an unprepared navy [for further details see entry on his collaborator]. [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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