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Connie

US sf Comic strip, written and drawn by Frank Godwin (1889-1959) from its beginnings in 1927 until 1944, when it was terminated after several years of dwindling success. The early years of the strip, which featured throughout the madcap adventures of its eponymous flapper heroine, were relatively mundane, but by the mid-1930s Connie had become involved in Lost-Worlds tales, encounters with ...

Dugdale, Henrietta

(1827-1918) UK born Feminist and author, in Australia from 1852, where her advocacy of women's rights, dating from 1869, was immensely influential. Australian women obtained the vote in 1902, much earlier than elsewhere. She is of specific sf interest for A Few Hours in a Far-Off Age (1883) as Mrs H A Dugdale, a Utopia whose narrator – suddenly transported to an extremely clean and spacious ...

Giller, Marc D

(1968-    ) US author of the Hammerjack sequence of Near Future noir Cyberpunk-inflected thrillers, comprising Hammerjack (2005) and Prodigal (2006), in which a hammerjacker – a thief who steals high-tech secrets – who has become a legitimate counter-agent (for a private firm) and spearheads the resistance to terrorists who plan to oppose humanity's ...

Machine, The

Film (2013). Red & Black Films. Directed and written by Caradog W James. Cast includes Jade Croot, Helen Griffin, Pooneh Hajimohammadi, Denis Lawson, Caity Lotz, Jean-Paul Macleod and Toby Stephens. 91 minutes. Colour. / There is no backstory; by the year 2013, it may be, the makers of The Machine felt none would be necessary. The viewer is dumped in medias res into a desolate surveillance-heavy Near Future England just as a ...

Web, The

A 1997-1999 Shared-World enterprise of twelve novella-length Cyberspace adventures for Young Adults, set in the numerous Virtual Realities of an imagined Internet twenty years in the future – that is, 2027-2028. Participating authors, each contributing one title except where indicated, were: Stephen ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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