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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 ...

Garbutt, John

(1902-1991) UK author of fiction for boys who also wrote as by John Allen, John Brearley, under which name he wrote some Sexton Blake novels, John Brierly and Clifford Cameron, the Lance Kearney and Jigger Gerrard stories in Modern Wonder as by the latter name being of some interest; he also wrote for Captain Justice. The Night Hawk: A Fight for a Throne (21 February 1931 Nelson Lee Library; 1932 chap) is a ...

Reichert, Mickey Zucker

Working name of US medical doctor and author Miriam Zucker Reichert (1962-    ), who began publishing work of genre interest with "Homecoming" for Space & Time for Winter 1989. Almost all of her fiction has been fantasy [selected titles only in Checklist]; but her ninth novel, The Unknown Soldier (1994), is an sf tale about an Amnesiac soldier whose treatment in hospital is complicated by doubts over his origins in time ...

Cox, A B

(1893-1971) UK author, best known for detective stories as by Anthony Berkeley and as by Francis Iles; he also wrote some fantasies and at least two sf works: The Professor on Paws (1926), in which a man's brain is transplanted into the family Cat (see Identity Transfer), but – in an odd prefiguration of Daniel Keyes's Flowers for Algernon (April 1959 ...

Girl from Tomorrow, The

Australian tv series (1991-1992). Film Australia. Created by Mark Shirrefs, John Thomson and Kathy Mueller. Produced by Noel Price and Ron Saunders. Directors included Kathy Mueller and Noel Price. Writers included Mark Shirrefs and John Thomson. Cast included Andrew Clarke, Katherine Cullen, James Findlay, John Howard, Melissa Marshall and Helen O'Connor. 24 23-minute episodes. Colour. / This miniseries, aimed at a juvenile audience, begins in the ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos ...

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