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Cleopatra in Space

US animated tv series (2019-current). DreamWorks Animation. Based on the graphic novels by Mike Maihack. Directors include Jayson Thiessen and Scooter Tidwell. Writers include Lindsay Kerns and Belinda King. Executive Producers include Doug Langdale. Voice cast includes Katie Crown, Jorge Diaz, Lilimar Hernandez, Jonathan Kite, Sendhil Ramamurthy and Kari Wahlgren. 26 21-minute episodes. Colour. / In ancient Egypt the teenaged Cleopatra VII (Hernandez), desiring adventure and unhappy with ...

Thomey, Tedd

Working name of US journalist and author Harold John Thomey (1920-2008), mostly of crime thrillers; he began publishing work of genre interest with "The Frozen Twelve" in Amazing for July 1952. Two of his novels, Flight to Takla-Ma (1961) and The Prodigy Plot (1987), are of marginal sf interest, though Near Future settings are only implied in each of these Cold War adventures. [JC]

Wilson, Edwin

(1942-    ) Australian teacher, painter, poet and author; of his nearly thirty books, mostly poetry collections, he is of sf interest for a novel, Wild Tamarind (1987), a very Near Future Satire set in Sydney, with Computer-driven AI's looming on the horizon, along with the Ecological self-destruction of the only recently invaded continent. [JC]

Eliade, Mircea

(1907-1986) Romanian academic, in UK, Portugal and France from 1940, resident in the US from 1956, most famous as a philosopher of comparative religion [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below], though he was a prolific author of fiction, much of it fantastic, from the publication of his first, precocious tale, "Cum am găsit piatr filosofală" ["How I found the Philosopher's Stone"] (1921 Ziarul Stiintelor Populare si al Calatorilor), until the beginning of the 1980s; much ...

Wouters de Vassé, Cornélie

(1737-1802) Belgian translator and author whose Le Nouveau Continent ["The New Continent"] (1783) allegorizes the American revolution without fantastic content. Le Char volant, ou Voyage dans la lune ["The Flying Car, or a Voyage to the Moon"] (1783), on the other hand, is a genuine example of Proto SF, featuring a Fantastic Voyage by two men to the Moon,where they discover a Utopia ruled by women who find them both physically repellent (they stink) and immoral (see Feminism; Women in SF). ...

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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