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Japanese animated film (2009). Madhouse. Directed by Takeshi Koike. Written by Katsuhito Ishii, Yōji Enokido and Yoshiki Sakurai. Voice cast includes Yū Aoi, Tadanobu Asano and Takuya Kimura. 102 minutes. Colour. / In the "far distant future" two interplanetary Wars have not dented the popularity of the road-race Redline. This year it is due to take place on Europass, a moon of Roboworld: the latter is home to a civilization of militaristic Cyborgs who had to give up Europass as ...

Tiger & Bunny

Japanese animated tv series (2011). Sunrise. Directed by Keiichi Sato. Written by Masafumi Nishida. Voice cast includes Nobuhiko Fukuda, Hiroaki Hirata, Yuko Kaida and Masakazu Morita. 25 24-minute episodes. Colour. / Over the past 45 years, due to an unspecified mutation (see Mutants), people with Superpowers have begun to appear, called Noted Entities with eXtraordinary Talents (NEXT). Some NEXT have become corporate sponsored Superheroes, with real-world brand logos adorning their ...

Handley, Max

(1945-1990) UK scriptwriter and author known in the sf world only for Meanwhile (1977), an intricately comic Fabulation crammed to bursting point with devices from the whole spectrum of sf and fantasy (see Equipoise), from Clones to Mother Goddesses to anthropophagists, all introduced by a sharply knowledgeable hand. [JC]

Brown, Timothy

(1961-    ) US author whose first novel Polaris (2014) is a Near Future tale set in Death Valley (see California), an extreme environment which instantly evokes a sense that Climate Change may have deepened sufficiently to have created Ruined Earth conditions, and that the elderly protagonist of the tale, alone with a Robot servant and a talking car, may be a Last Man figure. / Brown should not be confused with Timothy B Brown, game designer and author of Mystara ...

Griswold, Amy

(?   -    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "The Life of Julio Valdieza" in Forbidden Lines for May 1992. She is known almost exclusively for Ties contributed to the Stargate: Atlantis Television series of Military SF adventures governed by the eponymous Stargates, beginning with The Lost (2011) with Jo Graham; she has also contributed a Tie to the associated Stargate SG-1 series. [JC]

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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