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Watson, Jude

Pseudonym of US author Judy Blundell (?   -    ) who under her own name has written nonfantastic Young Adult novels, one of them, What I Saw and How I Lied (2008), winning the National Book Award. As Watson, after the nonfantastic Brides of Wildcat County series of young adult romantic Westerns featuring a crossdressing tomboy, she is best known for various ...

Fire in the Sky

Film (1993). Paramount. Directed by Robert Lieberman, screenplay Tracy Torme based on The Walton Experience by Travis Walton. Cast includes James Garner, Robert Patrick, Craig Sheffer and D B Sweeney. 109 minutes. Colour. / Based on a supposedly nonfictional account of the abduction by Aliens of one member of a six-man forest-clearing team in Arizona, the film concentrates on local suspicions that the other five may have murdered him, and the ...

Lane, Mary E Bradley

(1844-1930) US teacher and author of Mizora: A Prophecy [for subtitle and vts see Checklist below] (November 1880-February 1881 Cincinnati Commercial; 1890) as by Princess Vera Zarovitch; the Princess is presumed to narrate. In the frame story she escapes Tsarist Russia northwards through the winter to the North Pole, where she is taken by a whirlwind in the orthodox Symmes manner into a Hollow Earth ...

Stamper, Joseph

(1886-1974) UK author, whose peripatetic early life is recorded in his autobiography, Less Than the Dust; Or, the Memoirs of a Tramp. He is of modest sf interest for "The Bote Upon the Watter" (1933), a Time Travel tale whose unscrupulous protagonist takes a bevy of young women to various periods, including the era of Atlantis, but cannot hang on to them very long. [JC]

Bubuki Buranki

Japanese animated tv series (2016; vt BBK/BRNK). Sanzigen. Directed by Daizen Komatsuda. Written by Jirō Ishii and Yukinori Kitajima. Voice cast includes Megumi Han, Shizuka Ishigami, Hisako Kanemoto, Yūsuke Kobayashi, Mikako Komatsu, Ari Ozawa, Sōma Saitō, Kazuhiro Yamaji and Ryoka Yuzuki. 24 24-minute episodes. Colour. / Long ago, Alien Mecha called Buranki fell to Earth. Some ...

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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