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Manvell, Roger

(1909-1987) UK author, mostly on aspects of World War Two and on the cinema – including The Animated Film: With Pictures Taken from the Film "Animal Farm" by Halas & Batchelor (1954 chap) (see George Orwell), a study of the first feature-length animated film to be made in the UK. His sf novel, The Dreamers (1958), is a tale of revenge via a dream transmitted to the intended victim by ...

Bloomer, J M

(?1844-1923) US newspaper editor author of D'Mars' Affinity: Romance of Love's Final Test in Time and Tide (1903), a Lost Race tale involving Reincarnation. [JC]

Glukhovsky, Dmitry

(1979-    ) Russian journalist and author, best known for his Metro sequence beginning with Metro 2033 (2002 ebook; rev 2005; trans 2010), which was soon developed as a Videogame (for details see Metro 2033). The original tale begins in Near Future Russia, after the devastation caused by World War Three, and ...

Gross, Philip

(1952-    ) UK poet – whose first collection, Familiars (coll 1983 chap), was well received – and author, mostly for Young Adult audiences, beginning with The Song of Gail and Fludd (1991), a surreal rite of passage tale whose two protagonists, questing aimlessly from venue to venue as though traversing an endless Archipelago, encounter exemplary fantasy and sf modes of ...

Fuqua, Robert

Main working name used by US illustrator Joseph Wirt Tillotson (1905-1959); others included R Fuqua, Fuqua, Joe Tillotson, Joe W Tillotson, Joe Wirt Tillotson, Joseph W Tillotson and his full name, Joseph Wirt Tillotson. He received his formal art education at the Art Institute of Chicago, then went into advertising in that city; to supplement his income he took on freelance Illustration commissions, signing these "Robert Fuqua" – his maternal ...

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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