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Malato, Charles

(1857-1938) French anarchist, journalist and author, deported at age seventeen to New Caledonia with his father, the latter having been involved in the 1871 Paris Commune. Malato himself, back in France from 1881, espoused in Philosophie de l'anarche ["The Philosophy of Anarchy"] (1897) and agitated for a form of libertarian communism. The transgressive implications of his Lost World novel Perdu au Maroc ["Lost in Morocco"] (1915) ...

Elison, Meg

(1982-    ) US author whose first novel was The Book of the Unnamed Midwife (2014), a particularly grim Dystopia whose precipitating Disaster is the rapid onslaught of an autoimmune disease that kills most men and almost all women and children. The Post-Holocaust USA into which the title character awakens (after surviving her own illness) has all the worst excesses ...

Iliowizi, Henry

(1850-1911) Russian rabbi, poet and author, in US 1880-1910, then UK. His first collection, In the Pale: Stories and Legends of the Russian Jews (coll 1897), adheres to its titular remit; his second, The Weird Orient: Nine Mystical Tales (coll 1900), includes a Wandering Jew story, "The Doom of Al Zameri", and "The Gods in Exile" pictures the Gods of Olympus in a Lost World. [JC]

Pielke, Robert G

(1942-    ) US author of A New Birth of Freedom: The Visitor (2010), an Alternate History tale designed to begin a series centring on the American Civil War. [JC]

Tumannost' Andromedy

Film (1968; vt The Andromeda Nebula; vt Andromeda the Mysterious; vt The Cloud of Andromeda). Dovzhenko Studio. Directed by Eugene Sherstobytov. Written by Sherstobytov, Vladimir Dmitrievski, based on Tumannost' Andromedy (1958) by Ivan Yefremov. Cast includes Viya Artmane, Nikolai Kriukov and Sergei Stoliarov. 85 minutes, cut to 77 minutes. Colour. / A disappointingly polemical Russian adaptation of Yefremov's much ...

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 a long sf-tinged poem, "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly); he only began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and sf proper with ...

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