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McCracken, Craig

(1971-    ) US director, scriptwriter, producer and animator. After studying at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), McCracken joined Hanna-Barbera Cartoons in 1993. He contributed two The Powerpuff Girls shorts to the What a Cartoon! (1995-1997) anthology series; these were an update of a film, Whoopass Stew! (1992), he had created whilst at CalArts. A series was not approved right away, so in the meantime he worked on the first two seasons of Dexter's Laboratory ...

Short, Dorothy Dudley

(?   -?   ) UK editor and author whose Judy and the Magic Rocket (1933 chap) is an educational Science Fantasy in which a kindly mage gives the eponymous young girl a guided tour of the Moon, Mars and Venus, followed by Time Travel back to the creation of the solar system. [JC]

Rinkoff, Barbara Jean

(1923-1975) US author of books for children, of which Elbert, the Mind Reader (1967) has, as its title indicates, some sf interest. [JC]

O'Donnell, Kevin, Jr

(1950-2012) US author with a BA in Chinese Studies who spent several years in the Far East. His first published sf was "The Hand Is Quicker" (October 1973 Analog), and over fifty short stories followed before the turn of the century. His first novel, Bander Snatch (1979), curiously blends pulp Clichés and real inventiveness in its tale of a ghetto mobster who has telepathic powers and learns to use them responsibly. Mayflies (1979), which shows a significant advance in narrative skill, ...

Hall, Norman

(1904-?   ) Author whose single sf novel for Robert Hale Limited was Green Hailstones (1978). [DRL]

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...

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