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Brown, Eric

(1960-2023) UK author who began publishing sf – after a children's play, Noel's Ark (1982 chap) – with "Krash-Bangg Joe and the Pineal-Zen Equation" for Interzone in Autumn 1987; like several further tales assembled in The Time-Lapsed Man and Other Stories (coll 1990), it is set in a future world dominated by the effects of bio-engineering and dense with information. This marriage of Cordwainer ...

Walther, Daniel

(1940-2018) French editor and author who began publishing short stories in 1965, publishing at least 165 tales over the following decades; he proved an eclectic author and easy stylist who could switch from Hard SF to Heroic Fantasy. Mais l'espace ... Mais le temps ["What about Space? What about Time?"] (1972) is a long novella blending space Technology and ...

Return to Jupiter

Australian tv series (1997). Film Australia. Executive producers include Ron Saunders and Kagari Tajima. Produced by Terry Jennings. Directors include Paul Faint and Robert Kenner. Written by David Ogilvy. Cast includes Anna Choy, Jeanette Cronin, Dominic Elmaloglou, Emma Jane Fowler, Colin Moody, Justin Rosniak, Daniel Taylor, Sonia Todd and David Wenham,. Thirteen 25-minute episodes. Colour. / This colorful juvenile miniseries, a sequel to ...

Boswell, James

(1906-1971) New Zealand-born painter and illustrator, in the UK from 1925, who sometimes signed his work Bos or Buchan; he was a member of the London Group of painters intermittently from 1927, where his passionate socialism had an ongoing impact on his contemporaries. His work shows the influence of German graphic artists like Georg Grosz and the British James Fitton (1899-1982); in turn, he influenced younger artists like Ronald Searle and Paul Hogarth. A suite of eight vividly premonitory ...

Henderson, Walter Brooks Drayton

(1887-1939) Jamaican-born critic, teacher and poet, who lived mostly in the UK and North America. His book-length epic poem, The New Argonautica: An Heroic Poem in Eight Cantos of the Voyage Among the Stars of the Immortal Spirits of Sir Walter Ralegh, Sir Francis Drake, Ponce de Leon & Nunez da Vaga (1928), traces the interstellar Fantastic Voyage of its reincarnated crew after Ralegh's spirit-visit to ...

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 ...

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