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Stableford, Brian M

(1948-2024) UK academic, critic, translator and author, with a degree in Biology and a doctorate in Sociology, which he taught 1977-1988 before turning to writing full-time. He began his writing career early, collaborating with a schoolfriend, Craig A Mackintosh (writing together as Brian Craig), on his first published story, "Beyond Time's Aegis" for Science Fantasy #78 in 1965; much ...

Blake, Stacey

Working name of Francis William Stacey Blake (1873-1964), UK journalist, author and water-colour artist whose fiction consists almost exclusively of adventure stories for boys, such as "The Derelict Hunters: A Thrilling Story of the Dread Sargasso Sea" (29 April 1908 Chums) as by Stacey-Blake. His three book-length tales of sf interest are Beyond the Blue: The Story of a Great Adventure (December 1914-June 1915 London Magazine; 1920), a ...

Frankenstein

Film (1931). Universal. Directed by James Whale. Written by Garrett Fort, Robert Florey, Francis Edward Faragoh, based on an adaptation by Florey and John L Balderston of the play by Peggy Webling, based in turn on Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus (1818; rev 1831) by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Cast includes Mae Clarke, Colin Clive, Dwight ...

Whitman, John Pratt

(1871-1963) US artist, playwright and author, perhaps best known for The Sympathy of the People: A Drama of Today (1920), a nonfantastic advocacy of labour reform based on the Boston police strike of 1919. Utopia Dawns (coll 1934) contains essays on Utopias, including texts by Sir Thomas More, William Morris, H G Wells and others; an ...

Armentrout, Jennifer L

(1980-    ) US author, often of paranormal romance tales for the Young Adult market, though much of her wide output is nonfantastic; she has also written as by J Lynn. She is of sf interest for the Lux Universe sequence beginning with Obsidian (2011), where the default immersion of her stories in teenage romance is heightened through the fact that some of those involved are Mutants with ...

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 a long sf-tinged poem, "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly); he only began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and sf proper with ...



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