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Xero

US Fanzine (1960-1963), edited from New York by Dick (Richard) Lupoff and Pat Lupoff. Ten issues at irregular intervals, dated 1960 to May 1963. / Large and attractively produced, with illustrations by Roy G Krenkel, Eddie Jones and others, Xero was particularly well known for its articles on Comics, notably the series All in Color for a Dime by Dick Lupoff, Jim Harmon, Ted White and others. Together with new pieces by Harlan Ellison and Ron Goulart, these articles were published as All in ...

Wonder 3, The

Japanese animated tv series (1965-1966; vt W3; vt The Amazing 3). Based on the Manga by Osamu Tezuka, though with new stories. Mushi Productions. Directed by Taku Sugiyama. Writers include Osamu Tezuka and Ichirō Wakabayashi. Voice cast includes Shinsuke Chikaishi, Yoshio Kaneuchi, Yasuo Kojima, Kazuko Sawada and Fuyumi Shiraishi. 52 27-minute episodes. Black & White. / In 1970 the Galaxy's politicians (see Politics) argue over whether our War-riven planet should be saved or ...

Wood, Mrs J

Pseudonym of US journalist, editor and author William Mill Butler (1857-1946); in his anti-Feminist Dystopia, Pantaletta: A Romance of Sheheland (1882) as by Mrs J Wood, the narrator, Icarus Byron Gullible (see Gulliver), having traveled to the North Pole in an Airship of his own Invention, discovers a Symmes-style Hollow Earth society governed by a female tyrant; men are forced to cross-dress and shave, and the Satire soon becomes heavy. Butler himself claimed to have subsequently changed his ...

Aymé, Marcel

(1902-1967) French author and dramatist, not generally thought of as a contributor to the sf field, though several of his best-known novels, such as La jument verte (1933; appalling anonymous trans as The Green Mare 1938; new trans Norman Denny 1955), are fantasies, usually with a satirical point to make about provincial French life. La belle image (1941; trans Norman Denny as The Second Face 1951; new trans Sophie Lewis 2006) comes close to an sf nightmare of Identity in its rendering of the ...

Rocketship X-M

Film (1950; vt Expedition Moon). Lippert. Produced, directed and written by Kurt Neumann. Cast includes Lloyd Bridges, John Emery and Osa Massen. 78 minutes. Black and white. / This cheap movie was hastily made to beat the more illustrious Destination Moon (1950) to the theatres. A Rocket on its way to the Moon is diverted by a storm of meteors and lands on Mars instead. The astronauts find evidence that the planet has suffered an atomic war, and encounter a race of Mutants. In an ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...



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