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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 ...

Scholz, Carter

(1953-    ) US author and composer who began publishing sf with "The Eve of the Last Apollo" for Orbit 18 (anth 1976) edited by Damon Knight, and whose short fiction, which appeared with some frequency for the next decade, constitutes a series of dark and fluid visions of the inhabitants of the world to come. None of these stories were included in a Scholz collection for many years: Cuts (coll 1985 chap) restricts ...

History of SF

Sf is an impure genre (see Definitions of SF) which did not finally take shape until the late nineteenth century, although all its separate elements existed earlier. If the labelling of any earlier story as sf depended only on the presence of sf elements there would be many such. The Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh, for example, has a Fantastic Voyage and a great world-flood (see ...

Knowles, W P

(1891-1978) UK advocate of the Knowles method of breath training and author whose Jim McWhirter (1933), the last portion of which is set in 1953, advances towards a not unusual socialist Utopia where Sex is a form of hygiene, via a sequence of very violent Disasters, including an emission of Poison gases from within the crust of the Earth (see ...

Moltruhn, Maximilian

Pseudonym of the unidentified UK author (?   -?   ) of a Future War novella, The Other Side at the Battle of Dorking [for full title see Checklist] (1871 chap), in which a German participant in the Invasion of the UK tells his story; the tale preserves the main thrust of the Battle of Dorking scenario: the defeat of the unready British. [JC]

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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