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Joshi, S T

(1958-    ) Writer, critic, publisher and editor best known for his bibliographic and critical work on H P Lovecraft. Born in India, S T Joshi emigrated with his family to Illinois in 1963. After graduating from Brown University in 1980 and obtaining an MA degree there in 1982, Joshi left two years into his PhD under a Paul Elmer More fellowship in classical philosophy and in 1984 obtained an editorial position at Chelsea House Publishers, where he worked closely with Harold ...

Baron Prášil

Film (1961; vt The Fabulous Baron Munchausen, Baron Munchausen). Filmové Studio Gottwaldov. Directed by Karel Zeman. Written by Jirí Brdecka, Josef Kainar, and Karel Zeman, based on the book by Rudolph Erich Raspe and Gottfried August Bürger. Cast includes Jana Brejchová, Karel Höger, Rudolf Jelinek and Milos Kopecký. 83 minutes. Colour. / In a film that combines live action footage and animation, we first see a series of images showing the history of ...

Andrews, Arlan, Sr

(1940-    ) US engineer, entrepreneur and author, who has published under various modifications of his full name, Dr Arlan Keith Andrews, Sr, and who began to release work of genre interest with "Asimov as a Dirty Old Man" in Sandworm for 1971. His sf tends to be strongly grounded in issues of Technology and to make effective use of the devices and espousals of pragmatism characteristic of Hard SF. Beginning with "Glossolalia" in Analog from May 1982, much of his short ...

Key, Eugene G

(1907-1976) US engineer and author who began publishing work of genre interest with "The Red Ace" for Air Wonder Stories in February 1930, a tale involving aerial piracy and Antigravity; his sf collection, Mars Mountain (coll 1935), published by William L Crawford's semi-professional company Fantasy Publications, was the first full-length book to appear from any US publishing house specializing in sf (see Small Presses and Limited Editions) – though non-specialist houses had of course ...

Bilal, Enki

Working name of Yugoslavian-born Comics illustrator, film director and author Enes Bilalović (1951-    ), in France from 1960; a very distinctive, innovative and original creator of sensuous, decadent futures. He attended the Académie des Beaux Arts briefly in the early 1970s. In 1971 he won a competition to create an sf Comic-strip story run by the magazine Pilote, in which he subsequently published a number of strips later collected in book form as L'appel des ...

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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