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Daniel, Gabriel

(1649-1728) French historian, polemical theologian and author whose Voiage du Monde de Descartes (1690; trans Thomas Taylor as A Voyage to the World of Cartesius 1692) is a Fantastic Voyage through the Cartesian universe, eventually carrying its protagonists beyond the Moon into outer "space" (it has been speculated that Daniel was the first to use the word in this sense). Space turns out to contain at least one philosopher's heaven [for Afterlife see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links ...

Thirteenth Floor, The

Film (1999). Columbia Pictures presents a Centropolis Entertainment Production. Directed by Josef Rusnak. Written by Rusnak & Ravel Centeno-Rodriguez, based on Simulacron-3 (1964) by Daniel F Galouye. Cast includes Craig Bierko, Vincent d'Onofrio, Dennis Haysbert, Gretchen Mol and Armin Mueller-Stahl. 100 minutes. Colour. / The programmers of a Virtual Reality simulation of 1937 Los Angeles discover that their own world is itself a simulation, and that its makers have infiltrated their ...

Phineas and Ferb

US animated tv series (2007-2015). Disney Television Animation (see Disney on Television). Created by Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh. Directors include Robert F Hughes, Jay Lender, Zac Moncrief, Dan Povenmire and Sue Perrotto. Writers include Jon Colton Barry, Jim Bernstein, Antoine Guilbaud, Kaz, Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, Martin Olson, Scott D Peterson, Dan Povenmire, Kim Roberson and Aliki Theofilopoulos. Voice cast includes Dee Bradley Baker, Vincent Martella, Dan Povenmire, Caroline Rhea, ...

Winship, Glen B

(1887-1966) US author of the nonfiction Wealth (1919), and Volonor (1925), a Dystopia in which women must engage in free love at male behest, while being denied the right to own property (Economics; Feminism; Sex; Women in SF). [JC]

Candler, Edmund

(1874-1926) UK travel journalist, professor of English (in Darjeeling, India) and author, mostly on Indian subjects from a point of view unfriendly to Indian aspirations; during an 1888 expedition to Lhasa, Tibet, he lost a hand during a dispute, an experience incorporated into his The Unveiling of Lasa (1905). His sf novel, The Dinosaur's Egg (1925), makes explicit references to Don Quixote in its description of an obsessed explorer, who discovers Lost World creatures and artefacts in his ...

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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