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Stableford, Brian M

(1948-2024) UK academic, critic, translator and author, with a degree in Biology and a doctorate in Sociology, which he taught 1977-1988 before turning to writing full-time. He began his writing career early, collaborating with a schoolfriend, Craig A Mackintosh (writing together as Brian Craig), on his first published story, "Beyond Time's Aegis" for Science Fantasy #78 in 1965; much ...

Ochse, Weston

(1965-2023) US author, married to Yvonne Navarro, who began publishing work of genre interest with "Holy Ghost Hit Parade" in Darkness Within for January 1999. Most of his stories and novels were horror and supernatural thrillers, beginning with Scarecrow Gods (2005), which won a Bram Stoker award for best first novel; and including the SEAL Team 666 sequence opening with SEAL Team 666 (2012), about an elite government ...

Fahrenheit 451

Film (1966). Anglo-Enterprise and Vineyard/Universal. Directed by François Truffaut. Written by Truffaut, Jean-Louis Richard, based on Fahrenheit 451 (February 1951 Galaxy as "The Fireman"; exp 1953) by Ray Bradbury. Cast includes Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack, Anton Diffring and Oscar Werner. 112 minutes. Colour. / Bradbury's angry parable is about a future Dystopia in ...

Baron, The

Pseudonym of the untraced US author W G Worfel (?   -?   ), whose Munchausen XX [for full title see Checklist] (1904) escapes being a Sequel by Other Hands through its focus on the interplanetary adventures of one or more separate members of Baron Munchausen's family (see Rudolph Erich Raspe). During the course of at least one ...

Cat Soup

Japanese animated film (2001; vt Nekojiru-sō). J.C. Staff. Directed by Tatsuo Satō. Produced by Yuji Matsukura. Written by Nekojiru, Tatsuo Satō and Masaaki Yuasa. No voice cast. 34 minutes. Colour. / Made in tribute to the Manga artist "Nekojiru", which roughly translates as "cat soup" – real name Chiyomi Hashiguchi (1967-1998) – who created the cute ...

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 a long sf-tinged poem, "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly); he only began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and sf proper with ...

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