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Anet, Claude

Pseudonym of Swiss athlete (he was the premier French tennis player in 1892) and author Jean Schopfer (1868-1931). His sf novel La fin d'un monde (1925; trans Jeffery E Jeffery as The End of a World 1927), which is Prehistoric SF, describes the cultural destruction of an Ice Age people by a more advanced culture. [JC] see also: Origin of Man. /

Kamarck, Lawrence

(1927-2001) US author who specialized in detective fiction; his sf novel, The Zinsser Implant (1979), is a Near Future sf thriller involving Identity Transfer by biochemical means, and a conspiracy to gain effective Immortality for a few through control of the technique. [JC]

Schwahn, John George

(?   -?   ) US author of The Tableau; Or, Heaven as a Republic (1892), a Utopia governed by a strict adherence to reason. [JC]

CyberCity Oedo 808

Japanese Original Video Animation (OVA) (1990-1991). Created by Juzo Mutsuki. Madhouse. Directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Written by Akinori Endo. Voice cast includes Takeshi Aono, Tesshō Genda, Hiroya Ishimaru, Unshō Ishizuka, Emi Shinohara, Kaneto Shiozawa and Norio Wakamoto. Three 45-minute episodes. Colour. / In 2808 three inmates of an orbital Prison ship are given the option of joining Oedo City's Cyber Police by official Juzo Hasegawa (Wakamoto). Each criminal they catch will ...

Eliott, E C

Best-known pseudonym of the prolific UK author Reginald Alec Martin (1908-1971), whose output consisted chiefly of stories for children and whose further pseudonyms include Tex Bancroft, Rafe Bernard (whom see for details, a byline used for adult sf), Brett Cameron, Frank Denver, Rex Dixon, Simon Latter, Hank McCoy, Nicholas Marrat, Robert Martin, Scott Martin, Burt Merrill and Buck Savage. / As Eliott he wrote the Kemlo sequence of Children's SF novels – beginning with Kemlo and the ...

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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