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Nelson, Albert D

(?   -?   ) US author of America Betrayed: Save the Nation (1936), a Near Future Dystopia in which Japan has conquered America. [JC]


US death metal band based in Seattle, Washington, which unusually focused on sf, fantasy and horror authors in short songs homaging and providing some sketchy bio-bibliographical information on their subjects. The original 1996 band members were Jeff McNulty (guitar), Jake Stratton (vocals), Zachary Orgel (bass) and a drum machine subsequently replaced by Rod Karp (drums) and later by Brent Carpenter (drums). Their demo tape Swords and Deviltry (1996) – taking its title from a Fritz ...

Space Patrol Luluco

Japanese animated tv series (2016). Trigger. Directed and written by Hiroyuki Imaishi. Voice cast includes Junya Enoki, Nobuyuki Hiyama, Yōko Honna, Mao Ichimichi, Tetsu Inada, Mitsuo Iwata and Mayumi Shintani. Thirteen eight-minute episodes. Colour. / Middle-schooler Luluco (Ichimichi) is proud to call herself normal in an abnormal City, that city being Ogikubo, bought from Japan by Aliens and now inhabited by both extraterrestrials and humans. However, her life changes when her ...

Edwards, Nicky

(1958-    ) The author – perhaps UK – of Stealing Time (1990), set in a Dystopia whose protagonists' sabotage of an invidious system is examined from a lesbian standpoint (see Gender). [JC]

Wright, Stephen

(1946-    ) US author whose only novel of sf interest, M31: A Family Romance (1988), is a Fabulation in an agglutinative style reminiscent of that used by William Gaddis (1922-1998) in The Recognitions (1955). Abandoned by their parents – Dot and Dash, who claim to be Aliens descended from the inhabitants of the Andromeda Galaxy (M31 in the Messier catalogue) – the protagonists of the book ricochet numbly through the nightmare shopping malls and 7-11s of modern ...

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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