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Sussmann, Susana

(1972-    ) Venezuelan physicist, metrologist, quality auditor, editor and author of fantasy, horror and science fiction short stories, her first genre publication being "La esperanza es lo último que se pierde" ["Hope is the Last Thing to Go"] (in Visiones 2000, anth 2000). She is best known as editor of the international Webzine Crónicas de la Forja (launched in 2006), webmaster of the website FORJADORES.NET and owner of the online writing workshop Los ...

Rick & Morty

US animated tv comedy series (2013-current). Adult Swim/Cartoon Network. Created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. Executive producers: James A Fino (seasons 1 and 2), Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland, Joe Russo II (seasons 1 and 2). Directors include Wesley Archer and Pete Michels. Writers include Eric Acosta, Dan Harmon, Tom Kauffman, Wade Randolph and Justin Roiland. Voice cast includes Sarah Chalke, Spencer Grammer, Chris Parnell and Justin Roiland. 51 23-minute episodes to date, plus 31 shorts. ...

Mantley, John

(1920-2003) Canadian-born US screenwriter and producer whose Near Future sf novel, The Twenty-Seventh Day (1956; rev 1956), features Galactic Federation Aliens who give each of five humans from opposing countries an invincible weapon in 1963 to see what they do with them. The novel was filmed – from the US version, which has a revised ending – as The 27th Day (1957). Mantley wrote teleplays for The Outer Limits and The Wild, Wild West, and for years worked as a producer on Gunsmoke; ...

Knight, Randy

(?   -    ) US author, fairly likely to be pseudonymous, of a Near Future tale of rampant Sex, Tomorrow Has Arrived (1970). [JC]

Siegele, H H

(1883-1983) US author, mostly of nonfiction works on carpentry and building in general; Pushing Buttons (1946 chap) is a short Lost Race tale. [JC]

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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