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Nicholson, John H

(1838-1923) UK born schoolmaster and author, in Australia from 1859, who also published early work as by Tadberry Gilcobs and Salathiel Doles. He is of sf interest for The Adventures of Halek: An Autobiographical Fragment (1882; vt Halek: A Romance 1896; further vt Halek: A Romance: Companion of "Almoni" 1904) and its sequel, Almoni: Companion Volume to Halek (1904), which takes ...


Russian documentary film (1965; vt The Moon). Leningrad Popular Science Film Studio. Directed by Pavel Klushantsev. Written by an unidentified author. Cast comprises unidentified actors. 51 minutes. Colour. / This documentary begins with numerous scenes of the lunar surface, accompanied by narration suggesting some discussion of the volcanic origins of lunar features; there follow several lectures, apparently also focused on the nature of the Moon, ...

Slusser, George

(1939-2014) US academic, translator and critic, with a PhD in literature from Harvard, who also published as George Edgar Slusser and as George E Slusser. He was Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Riverside, and Curator Emeritus of the J Lloyd Eaton Collection there; he was also Director of the Eaton Program for Science Fiction and Fantasy Studies, which is devoted to research. Slusser wrote and edited a ...

Harris, Anne

(1964-2022) US author who also wrote under the pseudonyms Jessica Freely [used for gay erotic romance, not listed below] and Pearl North, and who began publishing work of genre interest with "Change Is A Dog" in Nova Express for Winter 1991. Her first novel, The Nature of Smoke (1996), is a Near Future tale that fairly effectively weaves together Drugs and apprehensions of chaos as the ...

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet

Japanese animated tv series (2013). Original title Suisei no Gargantia. Production I.G. Directed by Kazuya Murata. Written by Gen Urobuchi. Voice cast includes Ayumi Fujimura, Kaito Ishikawa, Yūki Ono and Tomokazu Sugita. Thirteen 24-minute episodes (and 4 OVA). Colour. / The militaristic Galactic Alliance of Humankind is at War with squid-like Aliens called the Hideauze. When an Alliance fleet ...

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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