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Delius, Anthony

(1916-1989) South African poet (see Poetry) and author who eventually moved, after much political pressure because of his anti-apartheid views, to the UK, remaining there from 1967. His Satire on South African Politics and apartheid, The Last Division (1959), sends a 1980s Union Parliament to a Hell and Devil closely resembling those in Wyndham Lewis's The Childermass (1928), where they re-create, under their Premier's inspiration, the social system they left behind. The swingeing satirical ...

Scoops

UK small weekly tabloid magazine, 20 issues 10 February to 23 June 1934, published by C A Pearson Ltd, London, in the editorial department of Haydn Dimmock (1895-1955), editor of The Scout, though the managing editor was Bernard Buley (1899-1973). Scoops was intended as a Boys' Paper that would "transport its readers from the everyday happenings into the future"; whatever appeal it might have had for adults was not helped by the decision to use, mostly, writers of ordinary boys' adventure ...

Eternity Science Fiction

US letter-size Semiprozine, which saw two series: four issues July 1972-February (undated) 1975; two undated issues Winter 1979-Spring 1980; published and edited from South Carolina by Stephen Gregg (1954-2005). Eternity Science Fiction was well produced, though the first issue still looked too non-professional. Gregg wanted to promote poetry and graphic art as well as fiction, and Eternity SF published a fair quota of verse including poetry by David R Bunch, Scott Edelstein and Roger Zelazny. ...

Bennett, Gregory

(1950-    ) US author of sf stories, beginning with "Swan Song" for Analog in August 1993, the journal where all his assertively technophilic fiction has appeared. In 1993 he also founded The Artemis Project, which advocates a resumption of humanity's progress into space (see Artemis Magazine). [JC]

Harley Quinn

US animated tv series (2019-current). DC Universe. Based on the character created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm. Developed by Justin Halpern, Dean Lorey and Patrick Schumacker. Directors include Cecilia Aranovich, Ben Jones and Juan Jose Meza-Leon. Writers include Jess Dweck, Justin Halpern, Dean Lorey and Patrick Schumacker. Voice cast includes Diedrich Bader, Lake Bell, Kaley Cuoco, Ron Funches, Tony Hale, Matt Oberg, Jim Rash, Alan Tudyk. 26 23-minute episodes. Colour. / After allowing ...

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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