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Dalek I Love You

Shortlived UK electropop band, formed by David Balfe (1958-    ) and Alan Gill (?1958-    ). The group's peculiar name was a compromise between Balfe's desire to name the band "Dalek" after the Doctor Who villains (see Daleks) and Gill's preference for "Darling I Love You". Their debut album Compass Kumpass (1980) includes an oblique celebration of the Doctor Who universe, "Destiny ...

Litt, Toby

(1968-    ) UK author, mostly of nonfantastic work, though some of the stories assembled in Adventures in Capitalism (coll 1996) apply metafictional estrangements (see Postmodernism and SF) to a world clearly porous to manipulation (see Media Landscape). Deadkidsongs (2001) similarly presses against thematic material – in this case an anticipated Russian ...

Chamberlain, William

(1903-1966) US soldier, in the US army 1927-1946, retiring with the rank of Brigadier General. He was the author of two borderline sf novels set in the very Near Future, Red January (1964) and China Strike (1967), both featuring US pre-emptive strikes against the enemy – in the first case Cuba, about to blackmail the USA; and in the second China, on the verge of dropping a cobalt bomb on her. In each case, the enemies of ...

Lord, Gabrielle

(1946-    ) Australian author, mostly of thrillers, who has been publishing novels since 1980. Her fourth, Salt (1990), is a routine Post-Holocaust novel set in Australia in 2075 CE suffering from devastating Climate Change, the holocaust having been the product of Overpopulation, Pollution and dreadful damage to the ...

Craig of the Creek

US animated tv series (2018-current). Cartoon Network. Creators and executive producers: Matt Burnett and Ben Levin. Writers include Matt Burnett, Ben Levin, Shauna McGarry and Jeff Trammell. Directed by Stu Livingston. Voice cast includes Michael Croner, Zeno Robinson, Philip Solomon, Kimaya Thais and Noël Wells. 120 eleven-minute episodes (plus the pilot and five shorts). Colour. / "The Creek" is a woodland bordering a Maryland town, where local kids go after school, forming ...

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. He began to publish work of genre interest with an sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" in Triquarterly for Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959]; he began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and later in ...

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