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Franklin, H Bruce

(1934-2024) US critic and academic, a cultural historian in various positions at Stanford University from 1961, in that year giving one of the earliest university courses in sf in the USA. In 1972, despite holding tenure, he was dismissed by Stanford for making speeches allegedly inciting students to riot against the university's involvement in the Vietnam War – a case well known to those interested in questions of academic freedom. He became full professor, again with tenure, at Rutgers ...

Horseman, Elaine

(1924-1999) UK author of the Hubble sequence of novels for children; they are predominantly fantasy, though The Hubbles and The Robot (1968) plays lightly with Robots and with other sf subjects. [JC]

Lazor Wulf

US animated tv series (2016; 2019-current). Based on the web Comic by Henry Bonsu. Bento Box Entertainment (season one), 6 Point Harness (season two), Williams Street. Developed by Henry Bonsu and Daniel Weidenfeld. Directed by Henry Bonsu. Writers include Sarah Bellardini, Henry Bonsu and Carl Jones. Voice cast includes Quinta Brunson, D.R.A.M., Ettore "Big E" Ewen, Andre Pascoe, Vince Staples, Reginald VelJohnson and J D Witherspoon. Twenty ...

Eagleton, Terry

Working name of UK journalist, critic, literary theorist and author Terence Eagleton (1943-    ), active from the mid-1960s. The combination of an adventurous and contentious Marxism (shaped in part by his long combative association with Raymond Williams), and a sophisticatedly undoctrinaire quasi-Christian theism (which noncombatants might fail to distinguish from deism, even as heated as here) marks him as being not dishonourable of ...

Othmer, James P

(?   -    ) US advertising executive and author. The protagonist of his first novel, The Futurist (short version Fall 2004 Virginia Quarterly Review; much exp 2006), having lost faith in Futures Studies, is recruited in what may be the very Near Future by what may be an inscrutable government agency or in fact a cadre of Secret Masters ...

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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