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Mora, Maria Ingrande

(?   -    ) US marketing executive and author whose first novel, the Near Future Young Adult Fragile Remedy (2021), focuses on the romantic dilemmas of an Android who has been crafted to be used by the rich, when they have medical need of his body, as "lung rot", the last vestige of an earlier Pandemic, can be fatal. His escape from the laboratory where he was created seems doomed, as he requires regular injections of a corporation-controlled Drug to stay ...

du Maurier, Daphne

(1907-1989) UK author, granddaughter of George du Maurier, famous (against her will: she thought of herself as an author of psychological studies without genre taint) for dark-hued romances like her most famous tale, Rebecca (1938) – usually set in Cornwall and often – like her first, The Loving Spirit (1931), a ghost story – tinged with the supernatural. There is a hauntedness about her life and work – a sense that very deep issues of Gender tormented her personally ...

Brooke-Rose, Christine

(1923-2012) Swiss-born UK author and academic, in the UK from 1936 (serving during World War Two as an Intelligence Officer at Bletchley Park) until 1968; thereafter lecturer and then professor of American literature at the University of Paris VIII (Vincennes) from 1969 until her retirement in 1988. She was married 1948-1975 to Jerzy Peterkiewicz. Brooke-Rose was widely known for critical works like A Grammar of Metaphor (1958) and A Rhetoric of the Unreal (1981), which formally assimilates the ...


Japanese animated tv series (2020). Created by the Deca-Dence Project. NUT. Directed by Yuzuru Tachikawa. Written by Hiroshi Seko. Voice cast includes Katsuyuki Konishi, Tomori Kusunoki and Michiyo Murase. Twelve 23-minute episodes. Colour. / The first episode presents us with a generic Anime scenario: long ago the Gadoll, Monsters of varying size and shape, wiped out 90% of Earth's population; the mobile fortress Deca-Dence was built, becoming the last redoubt of humanity (see Keep). It is ...

Ackerman, Forrest J

(1916-2008) US editor, literary agent and collector, a reader of the sf Magazines from their inception (with a letter published in Science Wonder Quarterly in 1929), an active member of sf Fandom from his early teens; as early as 1932 he served as associate editor of The Time Traveller, often cited as the first Fanzine. Beginning with "A Trip to Mars" (24 May 1941 San Francisco Chronicle), published on the children's page of the Chronicle's Sunday supplement, for many decades he wrote stories ...

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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