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 17 January 2022
Sponsor of the day: Anonymous ($3,000)

Fitch, Thomas

(1838-1923) US politician, apparently inconspicuous, lawyer, newspaper editor, and author of Better Days; Or, a Millionaire of To-Morrow (1891) with his wife Anna M Fitch; it is a Utopia told from a conservative point of view. [JC]

Glitch Techs

US animated online tv series (2020). Nickelodeon Animation Studios. Creators and Executive Producers: Dan Milano and Eric Robles. Directors include Phil Allora, Chris Graham and Hyunjoo Song. Writers include Ashly Burch and Dan Milano. Voice cast includes Ricardo Hurtado, Monica Ray and Luke Youngblood. Nineteen 23-minute episodes (save for the double-length first episode). Colour. / When the Hinobi Games company discovers its Videogames occasionally glitch, expelling their Monsters into ...

Vengeance

Film (1963; vt Ein Toter Sucht seiner Mörder; vt The Brain). CCC/Stross/Governor. Directed by Freddie Francis. Written by Robert Stewart, Phil Mackie, based on Donovan's Brain (1943) by Curt Siodmak. Cast includes Anne Heywood, Bernard Lee, Cecil Parker and Peter Van Eyck. 83 minutes. Black and white. / This West German/UK coproduction is the third and least successful film version of Siodmak's novel: the others are The Lady and the Monster (1944) and Donovan's Brain (1953). This gory ...

Cunningham, Michael

(1952-    ) US author, most prominently of The Hours (1998), a novel about Virginia Woolf which won the Pulitzer Prize and other awards; of sf interest is Specimen Days (2005), which like its famous predecessor has a tripartite structure, in this case three thematically intertwined stories, each set in an almost animate New York, each featuring versions of the same three primal characters. The first, set in the mid-nineteenth century, is a Ghost Story [see The Encyclopedia ...

Burgess, Eric

(1912-1995) UK author, always in collaboration with Arthur Friggens, of several sf novels for Robert Hale Limited, none being remarkable in content. Anti-Zota (1973) revolves around conflict between the short-lived and the long-lived (see Immortality) in the Far Future. Arguably the Mortorio books – Mortorio (1973) and Mortorio Two (1975), where Mortorio is a planet mysteriously capable of resisting exploitation by Earth – stand out from the crowd. / This author should not be ...

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 ...



x
This website uses cookies.  More information here. Accept Cookies