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Catalan SF

Catalan is not just the language of Catalonia, but a language shared with other areas of Spain, France, and even Italy. Catalan is also the official language of Andorra, the small country set in the middle of the Pyrenees. Most Catalan speakers are bilingual, with Catalan being used as a first language by fewer than half of them. There is a certainly very solid literary tradition in Catalan, which includes a long list of sf works – among them an indispensable masterpiece, Manuel de ...

Cockcroft, T G L

(1926-2013) New Zealand fan and bibliographer, in employment with IBM from the pre-electronic punched-card era. In spite of his relative isolation in New Zealand, he was a regular Fanzine contributor and corresponded with Fandom worldwide from an early age. He had letters published in Amazing Stories in the mid-1940s, but his main contributions to the genre were detailed bibliographies, in particular Index to the Weird Fiction Magazines: Index by Title (1962 chap) and Index to the Weird Fiction ...

Attack the Block

Film (2011). Studio Canal, Film4, and the UK Film Council present a Big Talk Pictures production. Written and directed by Joe Cornish. Cast includes John Boyega, Nick Frost, Luke Treadaway and Jodie Whittaker. 88 minutes. Colour. / An ostentatiously British sibling to Skyline (2010) recentred on the urban teenage underclass with a namecheck to J G Ballard, television veteran Cornish's first feature seeks to freshen up the Alien-attack genre by transplanting its tropes to a setting, and a ...

Barnwell, William

(1943-    ) US author whose most interesting foray into the sf/fantasy genre was his well-written Blessing Trilogy, consisting of The Blessing Papers (1980), Imram (1981) and The Sigma Curve (1981). Set in Eire (here called Imram), this complex quest through a Ruined-Earth world, where some sort of grand design by mysterious powers is operating, at first appears lively but conventional Science Fantasy. In fact, the intellectual structure of the work is both demanding and ...

Dryden, J L

(?   -?   ) US author of book-length sf poem about Atlantis, Mona: Queen of Lost Atlantis: An Idyllic Re-embodiment of Long Forgotten History (1925), which traces the rise and fall of the great Island. [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. 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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