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Franklin, H Bruce

(1934-2024) US critic and academic, a cultural historian in various positions at Stanford University from 1961, in that year giving one of the earliest university courses in sf in the USA. In 1972, despite holding tenure, he was dismissed by Stanford for making speeches allegedly inciting students to riot against the university's involvement in the Vietnam War – a case well known to those interested in questions of academic freedom. He became full professor, again with tenure, at Rutgers ...

Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat in Space

Japanese animated film (2007). Kinétique. Directed and written by t.o.L. Voice cast includes Béatrice Dalle, Takeshi Kato, Hisayo Mochizuki and Shinji Takeda. 92 minutes, plus three OVAs. Mainly black and white. / In 2010 Tokyo, on Cat Earth in the Feline Galaxy, lives cute catgirl Tamala (Mochizuki). This Earth is culturally similar to our own, but is populated by Cat people with advanced ...

Tidyman, Ernest

(1928-1984) US journalist, author and screenwriter, author of the Shaft series of books about a Black detective, and of scripts for the Shaft movies, The French Connection (1971) and the supernatural Western High Plains Drifter (1973), among others. His sf novel, Absolute Zero (1971), is a Near-Future thriller whose protagonist becomes involved in Cryonics in an attempt to ...

Otterbourg, Edwin M

(1885-1967) US lawyer, judge and author, of some sf interest for his alice sequence beginning with Alice in Rankbustland: (With Apologies to Lewis Carroll) (1923 chap), a Satire on what he deemed absurd legal strictures on the execution of bankruptcies (see Economics); the tale, placing elements of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland (1864) in a kind of ...

I'm a Monkey's Uncle

Short US film (1948). Columbia Pictures. Directed by Jules White. Written by Zion Myers. Cast includes Heinie Conklin (uncredited), Larry Fine, Dee Green, Moe Howard, Shemp Howard, Virginia Hunter, Joe Palma (uncredited), Nancy Saunders, Sy Schindell (uncredited), and Bill Wallace (uncredited). 18 minutes. Black and white. / In this unmemorable example of Prehistoric SF, the Three Stooges (at the time, Fine, Moe Howard, and Shemp Howard) are ...

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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...

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