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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 ...

Lucas, Penelope

(?   -    ) UK author of Wilderness Moon (1991), a Prehistoric SF tale set in northern Siberia 30,000 years ago with Equipoisal shamans. [JC]

Planet Earth

Made-for-tv film (1974). ABC Directed by Marc Daniels. Teleplay Gene Roddenberry, Juanita Bartlett. Cast includes Ted Cassidy, Janet Margolin, Diana Muldaur and John Saxon. 75 minutes. Colour. / One of executive producer Roddenberry's several attempts to repeat the success of Star Trek, this pilot for a proposed series – similar in concept to his earlier Genesis II – failed ...

Roys, Willis E

(?   -?   ) US author of Flame Eternal; And, Maharajah's Son (coll 1936), the first of the two novellas assembled being a Lost Race tale in which an Edenic matriarchy (see Gender) is discovered in the heart of Brazil. [JC]

Brooke-Rose, Christine

(1923-2012) Swiss-born UK author and academic, in the UK from 1936 (serving during World War Two as an Intelligence Officer at Bletchley Park) until 1968; thereafter lecturer and then professor of American literature at the University of Paris VIII (Vincennes) from 1969 until her retirement in 1988. She was married 1948-1975 to Jerzy Peterkiewicz. Brooke-Rose was widely known for critical works like A Grammar of Metaphor (1958) and ...

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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