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Salvatore, R A

(1959-    ) US author, almost exclusively of Fantasy, and a specialist in the Forgotten Realms fantasy universe, for which he has written many Ties (his pure fantasy is not listed below). The Chronicles of Ynis Aielle sequence, opening with Echoes of the Fourth Magic (1990) is essentially fantasy but set on a future Post-Holocaust Earth where Magic reigns and which the present-day protagonist reaches via Timeslip while on a submarine passing through the Bermuda Triangle. Of ...

Æon Flux

1. US animated tv series (1991-1995). MTV. Created by Peter Chung. Executive producers Japhet Asher and Abby Terkuhle. Writers: Peter Chung (seasons one and two), plus Japhet Asher, Peter Chung, Todd French, Peter Gaffney, Mark Mars and others (season three). Voice cast includes Denise Poirier and John Rafter Lee. 16 episodes of various lengths. Colour. / Initially broadcast as six brief pieces totalling two minutes in all on Liquid Television (MTV's experimental animation show), this was ...

Advent: Publishers

Chicago-based specialist publishing house, founded in 1956 by Earl Kemp and other sf fan members of the University of Chicago Science Fiction Club. The focus of Advent:Publishers was on critical and bibliographical material, together with works relating to Fandom. Its first book was Damon Knight's In Search of Wonder (coll 1956; exp 1967; exp 1996). Other notable critical volumes are James Blish's two collections of incisive essays The Issue at Hand (coll 1964) and More Issues at Hand (coll ...

Brood, The

Film (1979). Mutual Productions/Elgin International. Written and directed David Cronenberg. Cast includes Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle, Cindy Hinds and Oliver Reed. 91 minutes. Colour. / In this Canadian film, the Somafree Institute of Psychoplasmics's pop psychologist Raglan (Reed), author of The Shape of Rage, is regarded with suspicion by Carveth (Hindle), whose wife Nola (Eggar) is a patient there. Gathering evidence against Raglan, Carveth finds dreadful physical changes taking place in ...

Champsaur, Félicien

(1858-1934) French author, mostly of heated romances, who began to publish work of genre interest with an Apes as Human tale, "La Légende du singe" ["The Legend of the Ape"], for La Jeune France in 1878; with another tale, "Le dernier homme" ["The Last Man"] (see Last Man), it was assembled as Les Deux singes ["The Two Apes"] (coll 1885). The collection was included with Les Ailes de l'Homme: Paris à New York en avion (1917; cut and rev 1927; omni, trans Brian Stableford using ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...



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