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Cooper, Iver P

(?   -    ) US intellectual property law attorney who began to publish work of genre interest with the essay "Drillers in Doublets" in Grantville Gazette for April 2005; like his subsequent fiction and genre-related nonfiction, this is Tied to the Assiti Shards: 1632 Shared World created by Eric Flint, in which a ...

Wason, Sandys

Working name of Leighton Sandys Wason (1867-1950) UK editor, Church of England cleric and author. In 1892 he founded and edited The Spirit Lamp: An Oxford Magazine Without News, which was short-lived but influential. As Parish Priest of Cury and Gunwalloe in the Diocese of Truro 1905-1919, he controversially, as a declared Anglican Catholic, engaged in disputes about the use of incense in church rituals, and was deprived of his parish. Magenta Minutes: Nonsense Verse (coll ...

Fish, Leonard G

(?1923-    ) UK author of some short fiction under his own name and as by David Campbell; his novels were all written under Pseudonyms, and include several minor sf adventures: Zamba of the Jungle (1951) as by John Raymond, Planet War (1952) as by Fysh, a Space Opera, After the Atom (1953) as by Victor ...

Love, Death and Robots

US animated online tv series (2019-current). Blur Studio for Netflix. Created by Tim Miller. Executive producers Joshua Donen, David Fincher, Jennifer Miller and Tim Miller. Directors include Jerome Chen, Victor Maldonado, Tim Miller, Gabriele Pennacchioli and Alfredo Torres. Main adapter Philip Gelatt. Voice cast includes Elly Condron, Peter Franzen, Zita Hanrot, Michael B Jordan, John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche, Steven Pacey, Kevin Michael Richardson, Emma Thornett and Scott Whyte. 35 ...


French prog-rock band whose albums elaborate a linked sf narrative about Kobaïa, a planet of spiritually enlightened humans who, having left Earth to form a new Utopian civilization, are now apparently attempting to communicate their wisdom to us. Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh (1973) is characteristic: musically an arresting blend of atonal classical and jazz influences, all tracks are sung in a weird Germanic-sounding invented language. In terms of ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. He began to publish work of genre interest with an sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" in Triquarterly for Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959]; he began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and later in ...

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