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Denton, Bradley

(1958-    ) US author who began publishing sf with "The Music of the Spheres" in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in March 1984, and who caused some impact in the field with his first novel, Wrack & Roll (1986), a contemporary Alternate-History tale which portrays heavy-metal musicians as the Heroes they might dream of being in a world absolutely ...


UK-French animated tv series (2005-2008). Alphanim, Cofinova 1, LuxAnimation. Created by Jan Van Rijsselberge. Directed by Charlie Bean, Bob Camp and Heath Kenny. Writers include Robert Mittenthal and Michael Rubiner. Voice cast includes Laurence Bouvard, Rupert Degas, Togo Igawa, Eiji Kusuhara and Lorraine Pilkington. 52 23-minute episodes, each containing two segments. Colour. / When Professor Moshimo (Igawa) invents Robotboy (Bouvard), a child-like ...


Iceland's literary history is littered with the fantastical and weird; J R R Tolkien and C S Lewis were influenced in their writing by Icelandic sagas, which had been translated by William Morris. But ventures into the general field of sf were rather rare until recently. The short story "Jólaförin árið 2000" ["Christmas journey in the year 2000"] (Christmas 1900 ...

Peek, Hedley

(1858-1904) UK biscuit manufacturer, sportswriter, publisher and author of Nema and Other Stories (coll 1895), which contains fantasies; and The Chariot of the Flesh (1897), in which a proto-Superman, who has developed the power of Teleportation and has in other ways grown beyond his home in the West, travels to a hidden community of folk known as Aphar in the Himalayas, where he engages in advanced ...

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 ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos ...

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