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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 ...

Breckenridge, Gerald

(1889-1964) US journalist and author (who may have been born Gerald Breitigam) of one of the more successful Radio Boys sequences, the Radio Boys novels beginning with The Radio Boys on Secret Service Duty (1922). The titles of greatest sf interest are The Radio Boys Search for the Inca's Treasure (1922), a Lost Race tale, and The Radio Boys Seek the Lost Atlantis (1923), another ...

God is An Astronaut

Irish three-piece band, whose instrumental albums generate a spacy, evocative atmosphere non-specifically reminiscent of sf, an effect underscored by their track titles: "Fall from the Stars" on The End of the Beginning (2002), "Infinite Horizons" and "Suicide by Star" on All Is Violent, All Is Bright (2005). The eponymously-titled album God Is an Astronaut (2007) is their most cohesive and emotionally effective, and traces an oblique science-fictional ...

Postscripts

UK Print Magazine and Semiprozine published in review-size by PS Publishing, Yorkshire, and edited by Peter Crowther assisted by Nick Gevers, with Gevers becoming the primary editor from issue #11 (Summer 2007). Since issue #18 (Spring 2009) it has treated itself as an Anthology series, rather than a magazine, though it has ...

Suarez, Daniel

(1964-    ) US systems consultant and author who at least on one occasion has written as Leinad Zeraus (his own name backwards). The Daemon sequence, comprising Daemon (2006 as Zeraus; 2009) and Freedom™ (2010), presents in a Technothriller idiom a complex scenario in which a high-tech "demon" within a vast distributed Computer network begins to treat humans as ...

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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