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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 ...

Noyes, Alfred

(1880-1958) UK poet and man of letters, often resident in the USA or Canada; best known during his life for extremely conservative lyric verse and for long narrative poems like The Flower of Old Japan: A Dim, Strange Tale for All Ages (1903 chap) or The Forest of Wild Thyme: A Tale for Children Under Ninety (1905 chap), which sentimentalize the Matter of Japan in fantasy terms, with fairies present; and The Torchbearers ...

Alten, Steve

(1959-    ) US author who is perhaps best known for the Meg sequence, beginning with Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror (1997), which is premised on the survival of a megalodon, an extinct species of giant shark reputed to be the most powerful vertebrate predator (see Evolution) ever to exist. The tale, and its sequel, full of Scientific Errors and ...

Kids From C.A.P.E.R., The

Juvenile tv series (1976-1977). Landsburg-Kirshner Productions for NBC-TV. Executive producers: Alan Landsburg, Don Kirshner. Created by Romeo Muller. Directors included Stanley Z Cherry. Writers included Muller. Makeup by Harry Thomas. Cast includes Steve Bonino, Cosie Costa, Robert Emhardt, John Lansing, Robert Lussier and Biff Warren. Thirteen 30-minute episodes. Colour. / The Kids are a singing group/crime-fighting team connected to the 927th Police Precinct in the fictitious ...

Adderley, James

(1861-1942) UK minister, amateur actor, social reformist and author, of whose novels Behold the Days Come: A Fancy in Christian Politics (1907) generates, through Near Future debates between Christians and Socialists, a unified Christian Socialism central to the shaping of a better world, whose beginnings are depicted through a Utopian vision of the English Garden City. [JC]

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. He began to publish work of genre interest with an sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" in Triquarterly for Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959]; he began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and later in ...



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