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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 ...

Eliott, E C

Best-known pseudonym of the prolific UK author Reginald Alec Martin (1908-1971), whose output consisted chiefly of stories for children and whose further pseudonyms include Tex Bancroft, Rafe Bernard (whom see for details, a byline used for adult sf), Brett Cameron, Frank Denver, Rex Dixon, Simon Latter, Hank McCoy, Nicholas Marrat, Robert Martin, Scott Martin, Burt Merrill and Buck Savage. / As Eliott he wrote the Kemlo sequence of ...

Wu, Frank

(1964-    ) American artist and author, although he primarily earns his living by applying knowledge garnered from his PhD in bacterial genetics to the field of patent law. As a writer, Wu has mostly published short satirical pieces, some in the Journal of Irreproducible Results, although "Worlds in Collusion: A Planetary Romance" (in Visual Journeys, anth 2007, ed Eric Reynolds) attempts to strike a more serious note in describing an unusual romance. ...

'Way Out

US tv series (1961). Talent Associates for CBS-TV. Produced by Jacqueline Babbin, Mike Donn. Created by David Susskind. Directors include Marc Daniels, Daniel Petrie, Seymour Robbie, Boris Sagal, Ron Winston. Writers include Irving Gaynor Neiman Jr, Sumner Locke Elliott and Philip H Reisman Jr. Makeup artist: Dick Smith. Host: Roald Dahl. 14 25-minute episodes. Black and white. / A ...

Nelson, Camilla

(1967-    ) Australian author of Perverse Acts (1998), a Near Future story set in a Dystopian Australia beset by violent conflict between the right and the centre (see Politics). [JC]

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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