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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Film (2004). Paramount Pictures, Brooklyn Films II, Riff Raff Film Productions. Directed by Kerry Conran. Written by Kerry Conran. Cast includes Trevor Baxter, Omid Djalili, Michael Gambon, Angelina Jolie, Jude Law, Bai Ling, Gwyneth Paltrow and Giovanni Ribisi. 106 minutes. Colour. / 1939. Arriving from Europe in an Alternate World New York as dusk deepens, the great Airship Zeppelin III fixes its proboscis to the top of the Empire State Building; among the disembarking passengers is a ...

Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart

US animated tv series (2014; 2017; 2019-current). Cartoon Network Studios/Titmouse, Inc. Created by Parker Simmons. Executive producers include Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski and Parker Simmons. Directed by Michael Moloney. Writers include Phil Ahn, Allison Craig, Akira Mark Fujita Nathanael H. Jones, Griffith Kimmins, Alexandria Kwan, Nora Meek, Emily Oetzell and Chris Ybarra. Voice cast includes Julian Barratt, Griffith Kimmins, Lika Leong, Christopher McCulloch, Parker Simmons. 40 ...

Colomb, Philip Howard

(1831-1899) UK naval officer and author of several works on naval strategy; he was the main author [with a number of colleagues, see Checklist] of The Great War of 189–: A Forecast (2 January-21 May 1891 Black and White as "The Great War of 1892"; dated 1893 but 1892), a highly detailed Future War description of a very wide-flung "Great War" which begins in the Balkans with an attempted assassination, leading to a conflict where Germany must battle on two fronts; luckily, Belgium (which ...

Day, Langston

(1894-1977) UK author whose Magic Casements (coll 1951) assembles mythological fantasies, and whose The Deep Blue Ice (1960) features the experiences of a Victorian mountaineer who is frozen in ice for half a century, and on revival (see Sleeper Awakes) must face the present day. He also became involved with George de la Warr's "radionics" researches and co-authored New Worlds Beyond the Atom (1956) and Matter in the Making (1966) with de la Warr. [JC/DRL]

Hall, Owen

Pseudonym of UK-born politician and author Hugh H Lusk (1838-1926), in New Zealand and Australia most of his life; not to be confused with Owen Hall, the pseudonym under which UK theatre critic James Davis (1853-1907) wrote plays. Along with some supernatural tales, Hall is of interest for a Lost Race tale, Eureka (1899), whose scholarly protagonists proceed, via the perusal of ancient documents, to the discovery of a hidden City in Australia, home of a last remnant of Alexander the Great's ...

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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