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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 ...

Green, Evie

Pseudonym of UK author Emily Barr (1971-    ) who under her own name has written several travel books, twelve nonfantastic novels, and at least three nonfantastic young adult tales. We Hear Voices (2020) as by Green, set in the Near Future after a coronavirus-like Pandemic (see also Disaster) has savaged the planet, focuses on a young boy under the influence of an ...

Chatelain, Clara De

(1807-1876) UK author and translator, born of an French emigré father and English mother; exceedingly prolific, she published poetry and other work from 1826 under he own name and as by Leopold Wray, Leigh Santa Croce or Leopoldine Ziska. Most of her work was for children, many of them fantasy, like her first, The Silver Swan (1847 chap). Of sf interest is The Sedan-Chair, and Sir Wilfred's Seven Flights (coll 1866; vt Sir Wilfred's Seven Flights ...

Odom, Mel

(1957-    ) US author of many novels since 1988, many of them being Ties like his contributions to the Mack Bolan thriller series as by Don Pendleton, after that author had franchised himself as a House Name; he has also written several series, usually fantasy, including numerous contributions to the Buffy, the Vampire Slayer universe [associational or fantasy ties and ...

Lewis, Jeffrey

(?   -    ) US academic, expert on nuclear nonproliferation and convenor of the Arms Control Wonk blog and podcast, occasionally billed as Dr Jeffrey Lewis or Jeffrey Lewis, PhD, seemingly to distinguish him from a screenwriter of the same name. His early work, such as What if Space Were Weaponized?: possible consequences for crisis scenarios (2004), often skirts around Prediction and ...

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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