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Minamiyama Hiroshi

Pseudonym of Yū Mori (1936-    ), Japanese translator, author and editor. An early contributor to the Fanzine Uchūjin while still a student of German literature at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, he dropped out of college after being offered a job at the publisher Hayakawa Shobō through an introduction by Takumi Shibano. Working under the editor-in-chief Masami Fukushima, Minamiyama shared the duties of selecting and translating sf from overseas, with ...

Gonzales, Laurence

(1947-    ) US author, mostly of nonfiction, including Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why (2003). He is of sf interest for Lucy (2010), an Apes as Human tale whose protagonist discovers after he has adopted the child of a dead colleague in Africa that she is the result of a Eugenic experiment in Genetic Engineering, and that she is half-human half-bonobo. [JC]

Allen, Henry Wilson

(1912-1991) US author, as Will Henry, of many Westerns, including MacKenna's Gold (1963), later filmed. His sf novel, Genesis Five (1968), narrated by a resident Mongol, depicts the Soviet creation of a dubious Superman in Siberia in a world in which the Cold War has become perpetual. [JC]

It's Alive

Film (1974). Larco/Warner Bros. Produced and directed by Larry Cohen. Written by Cohen. Cast includes Andrew Duggan, Sharon Farrell, John Ryan and Guy Stockwell. 91 minutes. Colour. / A Mutant baby (the mother has taken a new Drug) kills all the medical staff in the delivery room and leaps through a skylight to go on a rampage, killing a woman, a milkman and several policemen. Although the plot is evidently ludicrous, as a witty, low-budget Monster Movie It's Alive is more than ...

Clowes, W Laird

(1856-1905) UK author who specialized in naval history, sometimes controversially (usually writing as Nautilus); a nonfiction study, Black America: A Study of the Ex-Slave and his Master (1891), predicts a twentieth-century race war. His work of sf interest is exclusively nautical: The Great Naval War of 1887 (1886 St James Gazette; 1887 chap) with Commander C N Robinson, both anonymous, detailedly depicts a French naval victory in a Future War against Britain; The Captain of the "Mary Rose": A ...

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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