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Franklin, H Bruce

(1934-2024) US critic and academic, a cultural historian in various positions at Stanford University from 1961, in that year giving one of the earliest university courses in sf in the USA. In 1972, despite holding tenure, he was dismissed by Stanford for making speeches allegedly inciting students to riot against the university's involvement in the Vietnam War – a case well known to those interested in questions of academic freedom. He became full professor, again with tenure, at Rutgers ...

Nunez, Sigrid

(1951-    ) US editor, journalist and author whose fiction, beginning with A Feather on the Breath of God (1995), might be described as stressed mimetic; some of her tales, like Mitz: The Marmoset of Bloomsbury (1998), a fictional biography of Virginia Woolf's dog, edge into Fantastika, relaxedly conceived. She is of sf interest for Salvation City (2010), which is set ...

Pierce, William Luther

(1933-2002) US demagogue, politician and author who claimed to have become a Neo-Nazi when he caught sight of a mixed-race woman on his college campus, and whose National Alliance advocated white separatism and ethnic cleansing (see Eugenics). He is of sf interest for The Turner Diaries (1975-???? Attack!; 1976; rev 1980) as by Andrew MacDonald, set in the Near Future when the protagonist directs the ...

Pardoe, Blaine

(1962-    ) US journalist, business executive and author associated almost exclusively with the Battletech Wargame, which gradually expanded from its physical base into a Computer Wargame; he has written Ties for both the central BattleTech sequence, beginning with BattleTech 18: Highlander Gambit (1995), and the connected ...

Sinclair, David

(?   -    ) US author of a Young Adult Space Opera, The Gilead Bomb (1963), apparently intended to launch a series to be known as "Ace Astro and the Star Rovers"; Ace and the lads have adventures on the Moon. No further volumes appeared. [JC]

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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...

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