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Reader, E E

(1847-1930) UK publisher's clerk and author of Priestess and Queen: A Tale of the White Race of Mexico: Being the Adventures of Ignigene and her Twenty-Six Fair Maidens (1899), a Prehistoric SF tale set in Mexico, during the time when a superior white civilization ruled the territory (see Race in SF). [JC]

Tolmie, Sarah

(1971-    ) Canadian academic, poet and author, active from before 2000. Her first novel, The Stone Boatmen (2014), takes place in a dazzlingly oneiric trio of interconnected Cities, set like destination points of an Archipelago, on the edge of a surrounding sea; their deep history remains obscure, though a pervading sensation of some lurking Time Abyss hints at an sf ...

Carol and the End of the World

US animated tv series (2024). Netflix Animation. Created by Dan Guterman. Directed by Erica Hayes, Mollie Helms and Bert Youn. Written by Kevin Arrieta, Dan Guterman and Noah Prestwich. Voice cast includes Kimberly Hébert Gregory, Martha Kelly and Mel Rodriguez. Ten 25-35 minute episodes. Colour. / In 2002 (see Alternate History) the planet Keppler 9C (there is an exoplanet of this name) is heading towards the Earth and will collide in a ...

Wilson, Granville

(1912-2001) UK journalist and author, who should not be confused with the non-writer Leslie Granville Eyre Wilson (1912-2008). He is the author of three sf novels: Murder Goes Underground (1949), featuring a Death Ray, housed in an atomic car, which destroys other cars; plus two Young Adult tales, War of the Computers (1981), about troubles in Dystopia, and ...

Leeson, Robert

(1928-2013) UK editor and author, active from the mid-1940s, who began publishing his books for children, in which he has since specialized, with Beyond the Dragon Prow (1973), an historical romance. Of sf interest is the Time Rope sequence – Time Rope (1986), Three Against the World (1986), The Metro Gangs Attack (1986) and At War with Tomorrow (1986) – in which a sharp social awareness of the contemporary ...

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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