SF Encyclopedia Home Page
Tuesday 6 June 2023
Welcome to the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Fourth Edition. Some sample entries appear below. Click here for the Introduction; here for the masthead; here for Acknowledgments; here for the FAQ; here for advice on citations. Find entries via the search box above (more details here) or browse the menu categories in the grey bar at the top of this page.
Site updated on 6 June 2023
Sponsor of the day: Joe Haldeman
Japanese tv series (1973); original title Robotto Keiji. Toei Company. Created by Shotaro Ishinomori. Directed by Atsuo Okunaka, Itaru Orita and Issaku Uchida. Written by Masaru Igami, Shoichi Nakahara and Shozo Uehara. Cast includes Shūsei Nakamura, Kaku Takashina and Jirō Yabuki. 26 25-minute episodes. Colour. / Veteran Detective Shiba (Takashina) is not pleased to be transferred to the Special ...
(1939- ) US author of Wired: A Fantastic Adventure Story of the Computer Age (1982), in which two Computer geeks with almost supernatural affinity to the new world vie with one another. [JC]
Home-Gall, Edward R
(1897-1974) UK author, son of William Benjamin Home-Gall; he was the most prolific of all authors of work for the Boys' Papers after Frank Richards (usual pseudonym of Charles Hamilton [1876-1961]), producing an estimated 35 million words; it is not known how much of his magazine work, much of it pseudonymous, was of sf interest. He was responsible for two Human Bat tales: ...
(1967- ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Cut Without Hands" (in LDSF-2: Latter-Day Science Fiction, anth 1985, edited by Benjamin Urrutia). The longer stories in his first collection, An Alternate History of the 21st Century (coll 2007 chap), tellingly and concisely ironize the Clichés and tropes of Genre SF, but without destroying their use as toolkit. ...
Tepper, Sheri S
(1929-2016) US author whose first genre publications were poems under her then married name Sheri S Eberhart, the earliest being "Lullaby, 1990" in Galaxy for December 1963. She then fell silent as an author, beginning to write again only once she was in her fifties, producing sf and fantasy as Tepper, a horror novel as by E E Horlak, and non-fantastic detective novels (not listed below) as by B J Oliphant and A J Orde. Her first-written novel, a long, complex work of ...
(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 ...