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Atomic Betty

Canadian-French animated tv series (2004-2008; vt Atomic Betty: Mission Earth). Atomic Cartoons, Breakthrough Entertainment, Télé Images Kids. Created by Trevor Bentley, Mauro Casalese, Bob Davies and Olaf Miller. Directors include Mauro Casalese, Virginie Jallot and Ridd Sorensen. Writers include Jono Howard, Kevin Gillis and Mike Kubat. Voice cast includes Colin Fox, Bruce Hunter, Tajja Isen, Debra McGrath, Mike Marshall and Rick Miller. 78 episodes, usually containing two ...

Pomerleau, Luc

(1955-    ) French-speaking Canadian physics graduate, technical translator, editor of the French-language Québec sf magazine Solaris since 1986, and sf and comics critic. He wrote the section on Francophone sf in the Canada entry of this encyclopedia's second edition. [PN]

Parowski, Maciej

(1946-2019) Polish author, editor, literary and film critic, co-author and popularizer of Comics and Graphic Novels, since 1982 closely connected with Fantastyka (the first Polish magazine entirely dedicated to Fantastika), which he co-founded and where he has been the editor of Polish fiction for the whole of its thirty-year existence. In the late 1960s and early 1970s he began his career as a journalist and editor with the students' weekly Politechnik. He made his debut as a writer in 1970 ...

Singer, Rochelle

(1939-    ) US author, mostly of detective thrillers, who also writes as Shelley Singer and Lee Singer; she is of sf interest for The Demeter Flower (1980), about a Near Future Feminist Utopia established on lesbian lines after the collapse of a patriarchal tyranny at the end of the twentieth century. [JC]

Bouvé, Edward T

(1841-1920) US soldier, naturalist and author who served in the Union Army (1862-1865), retiring with the rank of Major; in his sf novel, Centuries Apart (1894), an American Civil War flotilla, driven far south, discovers a large Island in the verdant heart of Antarctica inhabited since around 1500 by an English Lost Race, for whom history has stopped short. The island itself is shaped like a squat British Isles, and is dominated by New London. The ruling monarchy, descended from Plantagenets ...

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 November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...

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