Search SFE    Search EoF

  Omit cross-reference entries  

Welcome to the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Fourth Edition. Some sample entries appear below. Click here for the Introduction; here for the masthead; here for Acknowledgments; here for the FAQ; here for advice on citations. Find entries via the search box above (more details here) or browse the menu categories in the grey bar at the top of this page.

Site updated on 27 June 2022
Sponsor of the day: Handheld Press

Palmer, David

(1941-    ) US author whose first story, the impressive "Emergence" for Analog in January 1981, was expanded as Emergence (fixup 1984), a Young Adult tale which attracted some notice for its depiction of a Post-Holocaust America suffering the consequences of a nuclear World War Three, and for its juvenile heroine, who represents a superior form of Homo sapiens (see Superman) and whose transcribed voice dominates the tale; some found her obnoxiously reminiscent of the ...

Acker, Kathy

Pseudonym of US author Karen Lehmann (1947-1997), whose year of birth has been given variously but without documentary evidence as both 1944 and 1948; she lived in the UK off and on for many years. Acker's apocalyptic sense of the latter-day world is conveyed in works whose tortured absurdity (see Fabulation) sometimes catches the reader by surprise, or transfixes the spectator of one of her plays, which have been as a whole perhaps more telling than her prose. The Birth of the Poet (performed ...

Ogino Makoto

(1959-2019) Japanese comics creator whose chief work, a series of interconnected tales stemming from his first professional sale, dominated his entire career, spiralling into an ungainly collection of sometimes contradictory works with major discrepancies in tone. Kujaku-Ō ["Peacock King"] (1985-1989 Young Jump) features a youthful Buddhist priest, given to indulgences in sins of the flesh, but gifted with demon-hunting powers through being the Reincarnation of multiple powerful figures ...

Nebula Anthologies

Anthologies of Nebula-winning short fiction, along with a selection of the runners-up, have been published roughly annually since the award's inception, each volume edited by a member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (known until 1992 as Science Fiction Writers of America). The series, initially Nebula Award Stories, has occasionally been titled Nebula Award Winners and other slight variants, and from the year 2000 became Nebula Awards Showcase. The first volume was Nebula ...

Taekoesu Yonggary

South Korean film (1967; vt Yongary, Monster from the Deep). Kuk Dong and Toei Company. Directed by Yi-Duk Kim. Written by Yi-Duk Kim and Yun-Sung Seo. Cast includes Moon Kang, Cho Kyoung-Min, Kwang Ho Lee, Sun-Jae Lee, Jeong-Im Nam and Yeong-Il Oh. 100 minutes, cut to 79 minutes for American release. Colour. / An astronaut is called away from his honeymoon for an emergency "reconnaissance flight" into Earth orbit to observe a nuclear test in the Middle East. Everything goes fine, except ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...

This website uses cookies.  More information here. Accept Cookies