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Lobster, The

Film (2015). A24 Release, Film4, Bord Scannán na hÉireann / Irish Film Board, Eurimages, the Netherlands Film Fund, Greek Film Centre and BFI present in association with Protagonist Pictures an Element Pictures, Scarlet Films, Faliro House, Haut et Court, Lemming Film co-production in association with Limp with the participation of CANAL+, CINE+ and Aide aux cinémas du monde, Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée, Ministère des affaires ...

Buchholz, Matthew

(?   -?   ) US artist and author, initially sf interest for Alternate Histories of the World (graph 2013), a fantasticated chronological sequence of images taken from various historical (or quasi-historical) events, each of them textually and visually estranged into Alternate History understandings of the events in question. Sometimes the estrangements read as sf, sometimes as fantasy, sometimes as delusion, ...

Gill, Judy

(1942-    ) Canadian author, almost all of whose books are nonfantastic romances under her full name, Judy Griffith Gill. Of sf interest is Whispers on the Wind (2001), a romantic Space Opera tale whose protagonist, member of a Alien Telepathic Pariah Elite trapped on Earth, must liaise with a human female in order to find his way back ...

Tymn, Marshall B

(1937-2020) US editor, academic, sf/fantasy bibliographer and editor, whose work concentrates on the pedagogical implications of both sf and fantasy (see SF in the Classroom). After a first, short, self-published bibliographical guide – A Directory of Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing Houses and Book Dealers (1974 chap) – Tymn issued a stream of helpful material, including ...

Cooney, Michael

(1921-    ) Irish author of two Near Future novels, Doomsday England (1967) and Ten Days to Oblivion (1968), which predict the dire consequences of allowing any relaxation of vigilance against the foe, which is in this case Communism. [JC]

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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