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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 ...

Summer Camp Island

US animated tv series (2018-2023). Cartoon Network. Creator and executive producer: Julia Pott. Writers include Leah Beckmann, Emma Fletcher, Sarah Lloyd, Kent Osborne, Jack Pendarvis and Julia Pott. Art direction by Sandra Lee. Voice cast includes Whoopi Goldberg, Faye Larkin, Oona Laurence, Ethan Maher, Julia Pott and Elliott Smith. 120 eleven-minute episodes to date (plus the pilot). Colour. / Summer Camp Island transforms once the parents depart: the ...

Clear Horizon, The

US television series (1960-1962). CBS Television Network. Created by Manya Starr. Writers included Starr, Carol Warner Gluck, and Irving Vendig. Cast included Phyllis Avery, William Berger, Beau Bridges, Ed Kemmer, Ted Knight, Eve McVeigh, Lee Meriwether, and William Roerick. 254 episodes. Black and white. / This daily soap opera, first performed live and taped when it was revived, involved the lives of astronauts in the American space programme residing in Cape Canaveral, Florida. ...

Penrice, Arthur

Pseudonym of UK author George Theodosius Boughton Kyngdon (1821-1916). The narrator of Skyward and Earthward (1875), whose name is Arthur Penrice, travels to the Moon in an advanced Balloon, where he discovers a race of Telepaths living in caves; Penrice then travels to Mars, also inhabited. The second half of the tale is set tamely back on Earth. [JC]

Okun, Lawrence

(1929-2004) US medical doctor and author whose sf novel, On the 8th Day (1980; vt On the Eighth Day 1981), treats Genetic Engineering in terms of the Paranoia it evokes. [JC/DRL]

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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...



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