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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 ...


US Online Magazine and Semiprozine that called itself "The Online Journal of Speculative Imagination", produced by Steve Algieri through Eternity Press, Norcross, Georgia. It ran for 21 issues between September 1997 and March 2000, mostly monthly, but bimonthly from February 1999. Most of the early issues have now been lost but parts of those from #11 (September 1998) onwards can still be found in various archives. ...

Nestvold, Ruth

(1958-    ) US translator and author, now in Germany. She began to publish work of genre interest with "Latency Time" in Asimov's for July 2001, which was assembled with other tales involving Climate Change as The Future, Imperfect: Six Dystopian Short Stories (coll 2012). Further collections include Almost All the Way Home from the Stars (coll 2013) with Jay ...

Christian, Deborah

(1956-    ) US author whose first novel, Mainline (1996), is an sf thriller involving much action in Parallel Worlds; the protagonist possesses a limited Psi-based ability to shift from one reality to another, in the course of committing industrial espionage through "back doors", but if she shifts too far cannot find her way back. Complications ensue when she falls in love, and attempts to keep ...

Avengers: Infinity War

Film (2018). Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (see The Walt Disney Company) presents a Marvel Studios production. Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo. Written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, based on The Avengers by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee with story motifs incorporated from Marvel Comics' The Infinity Gauntlet ...

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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...

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