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Brown, Eric

(1960-2023) UK author who began publishing sf – after a children's play, Noel's Ark (1982 chap) – with "Krash-Bangg Joe and the Pineal-Zen Equation" for Interzone in Autumn 1987; like several further tales assembled in The Time-Lapsed Man and Other Stories (coll 1990), it is set in a future world dominated by the effects of bio-engineering and dense with information. This marriage of Cordwainer ...

Morohoshi Daijirō

(1949-    ) Japanese artist, primarily of Manga, who rose to prominence in the 1970s as a proponent of avant-garde Graphic Novels dealing with sf, doubtful accounts of ancient history, and Slipstream works. After his debut work "Junko, Kyōkatsu" ["Junko, Blackmail"] (1970 COM) appeared in Osamu Tezuka's ...

Booth, Naomi

(?   -    ) UK academic and author whose first work of fiction, The Lost Art of Sinking (2015), which is nonfantastic, dramatizes her interest as a critical analysis of literary swooning. In her first novel, Sealed (2017), a Near Future acceleration of Climate Change in Australia is further intensified through the effects of a deadly ...

Ark II

US juvenile tv series (1976). Filmation Associates for CBS-TV. Created by Martin Roth. Executive producers Norm Prescott, Lou Sheimer. Produced by Richard M Rosenbloom. Directors included Harry Lange Jr, Hollingsworth Morse, Ted Post. Writers included Len Janson, Peter L Dixon, David and Susan Dworski, Mark Jones, Michael Prescott. Cast includes Adam the Chimp (voiced by Lou Scheimer, uncredited), José Flores, Jean Marie Hon and Terry Lester. Narrator: Lester. Fifteen 25-minute ...

Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de

(1900-1944) French aviator and author, most famous for Le Petit Prince (1943 chap; trans Katherine Woods as The Little Prince 1943 chap; new trans Richard Howard 2000); the new translation is preferred. Regarded as an existential fable for adults as well as one of the century's best children's books – it is the world's most frequently translated work of fiction – the story concerns a young prince who leaves his cosy ...

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. ...

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