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Rosewater, Frank

(1856-1934) US reformer and author whose arguments about the Utopia – focused on a reiterated argument that all income should be spent in the year of its earning – shape his obscurely told fictions. Two are of some interest: '96: A Romance of Utopia (1894; vt Utopia: A Romance of Today 1894) [for subtitles for this and the next title cited, see Checklist], whose protagonists travel by balloon to a Lost World in Africa, where the state of Lukka exemplifies Rosewater's theses; and ...

Gwylan, Sally

(?   -2021) US author who attended the Clarion Science Fiction Writers' Workshop and began to publish work of genre interest with the Flash Fiction story "Salt" in The Infinite Matrix for 12 August 2002, followed by "In the Icehouse" (March 2003 Asimov's). The latter novelette forms part of her only novel A Wind Out of Canaan (2012), described on its title page as book one of the sequence Away Yonder; a projected second volume, «A Singing in the Bones», did not ...

Naylor, Grant

Joint pseudonym of UK scriptwriters and authors Rob Grant (see his entry for solo works) and Doug Naylor (see his entry for solo title), who worked for three years as head writers for Spitting Image (1984-1996), a satirical television series using a combination of puppets and live action, and who wrote the Red Dwarf (1988-current) television series, which weds black humour and Space Opera. Some of the latter scripts have been published as Primordial Soup: Red Dwarf Scripts (coll 1993) and Son ...

Stella

Alleged early sf magazine in Sweden, described as follows by Sam J Lundwall in the Scandinavia entry in the second edition of this encyclopedia: "There was an early attempt at a Swedish sf magazine, Stella – four irregular issues April 1886-August 1888, with short stories by [...] foreign authors and a scattering of anonymous material that may have been by local hands – but it was much before its time and vanished without trace." This claim was never independently confirmed and is ...

Inside Job

US animated tv series (2021-current). Taco Gucci, Jam Filled Entertainment, Netflix Animation. Created by Shion Takeuchi. Directors include Pete Michels, David Ochs and Vitaly Strokous. Writers include Chase Mitchell, Burke Scurfield and Shion Takeuchi. Voice cast includes Tisha Campbell, Lizzy Caplan, Chris Diamantopoulos, Clark Duke, Brett Gelman, Bobby Lee, John DiMaggio and Christian Slater. Ten episodes of around 30 minutes. Colour. / Most conspiracy theories are true (see Paranoia), ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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