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Kohout, Pavel

(1928-    ) Czech poet, playwright, author and, since his emigration in 1978, émigré activist; his relations with post-Communist Czech culture have not been easy, and he remains in Vienna. Though his early poetry had been pro-Communist, his politics changed and his work remained unpublished in Czechoslovakia in the period 1968-1989; some was published there in 1990. His sf novel, which deals with the political persecution of a man who can control Antigravity, ...

Exploring Tomorrow

Radio series (1957-1958). The Mutual Broadcasting System/CBS Radio Network/Armed Forces Radio Network. Produced and directed by Sandford Marshall. Staff writers included John Fleming and Peter Irving. Host/Narrator: John W Campbell Jr. Announcers: Bill Mahr, Guy Wallace. The exact number of episodes is uncertain, though it is believed that 104 broadcasts were made. Episodes were 20-25 minutes in length. 24 episodes are known to survive; some may be incomplete. / This sf anthology series was ...

Madhouse

Japanese animation studio, based in Nakano, Tokyo and founded in 1972 by Osamu Dezaki, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Masao Maruyama and Rintaro (real name Shigeyuki Hayashi, confused by some sources with his brother Masayuki Hayashi), who were former employees of Osamu Tezuka's Mushi Production studio (aka Mushi Pro). In 2004 the studio became a subsidiary of the Index Corporation; then, from 2011, of Nippon TV. / Madhouse's Anime output includes sf, Fantasy, Horror, sport, historical, crime, romance ...

Ecuador

To describe what is being done in the field of science fiction in Ecuador one must consider the early Fantasy literature, then the Scientific Romances of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, continuing to Science Fiction in the present. / The roots of science fiction in Ecuador are in Utopian texts written after the arrival of the Spanish in America. In these works myth is mixed with fantasy. The myths of El Dorado, where there are perfect and idyllic cities with buildings ...

Hulke, Malcolm

(1924-1979) UK scriptwriter for Television and author whose first scripts were for early series like Target Luna and Pathfinders in Space, but who is best-known for his extensive involvement in the Doctor Who universe, writing several series between 1967 and 1974. For most of these he also wrote Tie novelizations, which were noted for their relative richness of content, beginning with Doctor Who and the Cave-Monsters (1974). His nonfiction The Making of Doctor Who (1972; rev 1976) with Terrance ...

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. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...



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