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Chaplin, Sid

(1916-1986) UK coal miner and, from 1946, respected author of novels mostly set in the industrial north of England; in his Near Future sf novel, Sam in the Morning (1965), London is dominated – it is an argument typical of modern Horror's take on industrial society – by a sewage company which has used unknown Technology to strip Britain clean of ...

Space Dandy

Japanese animated tv series (2014). Bones. Directed by Shingo Natsume and Shinichirō Watanabe. Writers include Toh Enjoe, Keiko Nobumoto, Dai Sato, Kimiko Ueno and Shinichiro Watanabe. Voice cast includes Unshou Ishizuka, Uki Satake, Junichi Suwabe, Masaaki Yajima and Hiroyuki Yoshino. 26 24-minute episodes. Colour. / Bequiffed letch Space Dandy (Suwabe) and his long-suffering companion, the AI vacuum ...

Gillespie, Bruce

(1947-    ) Australian educational-books and Fanzine editor, critic, essayist and Small Press publisher. Bruce Gillespie entered Fandom in late 1967 after sending Australian SF Review three essays about the works of Philip K Dick. Though not published until ...

Burger, Dionys

Anglicized form of the name of Dutch physicist, lecturer and author Dionijs Burger (1892-1987). His Bolland: Een roman van gekromde ruimten en uitdijend heelal (1957; trans Cornelia J Rheinboldt as Sphereland: A Fantasy about Curved Spaces and an Expanding Universe 1965) is a Mathematical fable written as a sequel to Flatland (1884) by Edwin A Abbott. As indicated in the subtitle, Burger ...

Hayter, Alethea

(1911-2006) Egyptian-born UK editor and author, never affiliated to an academic institution, whose nonfiction work (not unusually for a non-institutional scholar) was significantly innovative; she is probably best known for the bio-critical study, Opium and the Romantic Imagination (1968). Her early novels as by J C Fennessy include Eden Island (1941), whose Utopian impulses fade into gossip, The Way to the Sea (1950), a ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. ...



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